At The Manor, we recognise that all our pupils learn in different ways. Our teachers plan each lesson recognising these differences and being fully aware of the importance of multisensory teaching. Staff receive regular training in all the key areas of special needs.
For those children who need a short term boost or a longer plan, the Learning Support Department is fully involved, providing both in-class and one-to-one support. There is a very strong sense of the team around the child – qualified Special Needs staff liaising with the Class Teacher and Subject Teachers. There is regular and open communication with parents, who are warmly invited to come and see us. The school is also very experienced in bringing in external specialists where necessary.
The main aim of the Department is to build each child’s self-esteem and self-confidence with the goal of creating happy and independent learners. The Department is extremely well equipped and has a dedicated cottage on site with a full range of resources.