Each child in Cherry Class has a complex learning need with associated health/medical needs and as such requires a high level of personalised learning with a higher staff to pupil ratio.
The activities throughout the school day are structured around a highly individual and personalised timetable which is child led and tailored to the child’s needs. Each child has a physiotherapy and occupational therapy programme which is implemented into daily routines and activities. The class team work in conjunction with a wider multi-disciplinary team to meet each of the children’s individual needs and conditions.
Children in Cherry follow a curriculum that is relevant, broad and balanced to their needs. A wide range of topics and themes are followed to provide multi-sensory experiences. Children follow either the preformal or semi formal curriculum pathway which encompasses four broader areas of holistic learning: Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Physical and Sensory and SEMH.
In addition, children have access to a multi-sensory programme including use of the light and sound room, sensory circuits, outdoor learning environments and dark room. All children have personal, social and emotional targets which help develop skills in expressing and exploring likes and dislikes, high interests and awareness of others.
Hydrotherapy and rebound are key strategies used to develop physical, social and communication skills.