Our aim is to provide pupils with a range of opportunities so that they can experience learning in a fun and interactive way.
Pupils in Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 attend Meadow View Learning Centre.
We deliver a ‘24 hour curriculum’ which is structured around developing pupils through building confidence, self-esteem and trust within a supportive learning environment. This specialised curriculum gives pupils access to a range of academic, vocational, therapeutic and leisure activities, and so enabling them to become more confident and successful learners.
We also offer after school clubs that support our aim of providing enrichment activities to enable pupils to further explore activities to develop their confidence and aspirations for their future.
Elected pupils make up the Student Voice Group who regularly meet to discuss ideas to develop teaching and learning.
The opportunity allows members to continually reflect on the learning centre’s offer and explore ways to make teaching and learning more meaningful. This collaborative approach has further enhanced the vocational offer with the introduction of subjects such as Wood Work, Motor Vehicle, Hair and Beauty and Cooking.
Pupils and staff enjoy eat their main meal of the day, breakfast, together as a family. During the session current topics within school are discussed which helps to reduce anxieties and gives pupils the chance to ask questions and feel safe.
Relaxed and ready to learn, the Meet and Greet enables pupils to feel ready to take on the challenges of the day.
Our staff have a wealth of experience and qualifications in teaching and caring for pupils with Special Educational Needs. They have also received training from Witherslack Group’s Clinical Team, which includes clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and mental health practitioners.
Teachers and teaching assistants are extremely well equipped in providing appropriate support to meet the needs of our pupils and establish a positive and engaging learning environment. The education staff consists of a stable and experienced team and the professional development of teachers and teaching assistants is supported through regular internal and external training. This ensures extremely effective teaching practices are in place and lesson activities are well-planned to support learning.
The Pastoral Care Team develop excellent links with parents, carers and families, as well as professionals involved with a pupil. They also provide additional support, when required, to help pupils engage in classes.
We are dedicated to the development of the ‘whole child’, focusing on areas such as independence, self-esteem, resilience, making safe choices and communication.
All this support allows each child, whatever their needs, the opportunity to engage and enjoy their education.
The Pastoral Care Team ensure that all pupils’ well-being is constantly reviewed and developed, and that strong links are made between school and home.