What can we offer your child?
The Swan Centre is designed to meet the needs of children who would benefit from time in a mainstream classroom as well as the structure of the specialised learning environment we offer in Kingfisher and Otter Class. Consequently integration into the main school is part of our offer to families.
All pupils in the Swan Centre integrate into the mainstream school daily. Each pupil is assigned a mainstream class in the school. This is to enable consistency and to help the pupils to build relationships with both staff and peers in the class. Pupils integrate every afternoon for all the foundation subjects. Some pupils will integrate for the whole afternoon while others integrate for only one session or parts of a session. Centre pupils will be supported in their mainstream class by a familiar adult, unless they are able to integrate independently.
All pupils integrate for lunch times and playtimes.
Integration will be individualized to take into account pupils needs and abilities.
We have a Speech and Language therapist who works part time across the Centre. She works with all pupils 1:1 and also runs small group sessions. We also have a part time Occupational Therapist who works with the pupils to address fine and gross motor skills or any sensory issues.
Communication with parents and carers
As many pupils come to school on transport, communication with parents is done daily via the home school books. In addition parents/carers are encouraged to visit the Centre or to telephone staff at any time. Each child has a termly Individual Education Plan, an Annual Review meeting is held to review the statement or EHCP and set new objectives. Parents will receive half termly curriculum information and a weekly school newsletter.