The department is led and managed by Hannah Harberd. Each class has a class teacher and a minimum of 2 support staff, who are responsible for tracking the delivery of the personal learning journey and providing outstanding teaching and learning for all pupils.
Pupils are placed in chronologically aged and mixed ability classes. All classes follow the National Curriculum which is personalised to meet children’s individual needs. The classrooms are set up to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on creativity and cross-curricular learning. Educational visits, topic based theme days and participation in whole-school events are also used to maximise learning opportunities through memorable experiences.
Children in Lower School access the National Curriculum in an exciting, engaging and creative way, delivered by highly skilled class teams. Personalised activities such as rebound therapy, hydrotherapy, soft play, light and sound, horse riding and play therapy are offered to pupils, who require this.
The children participate in whole school events and department events, such as Sports day, educational visits and creative workshops, that encourage working together and to provide the children with a breadth of experiences.
Mulberry Class has been learning new cooking skills.