To create a happy and secure learning environment rich in stimulation and challenge.
To ensure all members of the school community can grow in self-esteem and develop to their full potential.
To provide developmentally related experiences responding to pupils’ individual needs.
To provide pupils with an education appropriate to the world beyond the classroom.
To develop pupils’ communication and interaction skills enabling them to make positive relationships and decisions giving them more control over their lives.
How has Specialist School Status benefitted the wider community?
One of our teachers (Special Support Teacher) works with six partner schools (Infant, Junior & Secondary), developing their skills and approaches. This has resulted in the development of our skills and regular opportunities for these children to be part of our community.
Fiveways is increasingly considered a regional centre for Communication and Interaction and we are able to share our good practice in a variety of ways.
Communication Training is open to staff from other schools.
Specialist School Status into the future
In the summer of 2010 we went through a process that resulted in our successful redesignation as a Specialist School. We believe strongly that this programme has brought huge benefits to our pupils enabling our school to develop its expertise and meet pupils’ needs in an even better way. We are very keen to actively build and develop our Communication and Interaction expertise further. As such, continuous professional development is forefront for the Speech and Language Therapists. Training undertaken by the Speech & Language Therapists in October 2013 in the “Elklan Total Training Package for Pupils with SLD” aims to be distributed around the school in order to promote continuous professional development in communication knowledge and skills in all staff.