For our River classes we provide an environment which is safe and stimulating enabling students to be confident and engaged in their learning.
The River classes are a mixed cohort from Year 7 to Year 14. The students are selected for these classes based on their social, communication and academic needs. Students in the River classes benefit from an increased staff to student ratio to enable them to access and enjoy a varied and individualised curriculum.
Our curriculum is modified to encourage exploration and creativity. Each River class follows a timetable based around the strengths and needs of the students in the class; some may need additional reading time, nurture or increased access to physical therapies. However, all students still have the opportunity to develop their literacy and numeracy skills daily.
Our specialised and dedicated teachers and support staff provide a nurturing environment to facilitate communication, self-esteem and social awareness. Lessons allow exploration, sensory stimulation, problem solving and independence to enable our students to succeed.
Students use their preferred form of communication including Makaton and PECS and they can access therapies including Rebound, Speech and language, physiotherapy, play and Lego therapy and Nurture.