Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2 the pupils are divided into class groups according to their communicative abilities and cognitive development.
This way the thematic teaching and learning can be pitched at an appropriate level for the group and this maximises opportunities for learning over time.
Currently there are four Key Stage 2 classes, one for pupils with multiple and complex difficulties who generally have limited functional communication, two for those pupils following a steady developmental path, albeit at a much slower pace than their peers and finally a group who have acquired some grasp of early literacy and numeracy skills and are working within a more formalised learning environment. Pupils within each of these class groups often have additional complicating factors such as ASD or challenging behaviours.
Some pupils are admitted to the school during Key Stage 2 when the gap with their peers has meant that they are less and less appropriately included in the mainstream classroom, often through no fault of the setting. Very often, the young people who arrive at the school during this Key stage have found the social and emotional aspects of mainstream settings too difficult to manage on a day to day basis.
Whatever the needs of the children in this phase, there continues to be a personalised approach to learning designed to meet those needs in the classroom and beyond. Long term and short term outcomes from the child’s EHCP direct learning and are a strong focus. Once more, close links with families are encouraged and maintained.
The school continues to support children with more complex communication or sensory needs through the relevant experienced team members and through working closely with other professional agencies.
Pupils continue to follow a half termly theme, this helps engage the pupils in their learning and allows us to make learning fun. For the academic year 2020 - 2021 we will be working on Cycle 1.