Hello! Welcome to Kestrels!
‘We are a secondary class of 7 pupils with Complex Learning Difficulties. We follow the Pre-Formal EQUALS Curriculum which focuses on the following areas: Communication & Social Relationships; Sensory; Physical; Cognition & Challenge; Self-determination & Independence; Creative and Well-being.
We all have very individual needs and therefore we have our own personalised learning plans which make us everything we do is meaningful and engaging. This means that our day is very structured so that we can understand and anticipate what is happening. Communication and social interaction are also very important for us.
We have a wonderful team that support us in school to explore and learn, but most of all to have fun while we are doing it! Hollie is our teacher and she is helped by four teaching assistants – Kimberley, Helen, Jane, Ellie & Christina. These guys look after all our physical, medical and personal care needs as well.
We like to get up to all sorts in Kestrels. We love to spend time out of our chairs and being free. We use our standing frames, walkers and acheever beds to help us become more independent. We take part in lots of therapy sessions, including hydrotherapy and rebound therapy, throughout the school week. We enjoy getting out into the community, to enjoy different experiences, and like visiting the Vocational Centre so we can interact with students our age. We enjoy taking part in different sessions and activities in class during the school week, and use technology and AAC in order to affect change within our environments.
Make sure you come and say hello because we love visitors!’