Presentation on theme: "SEN Learning Programmes Project"— Presentation transcript:
1 SEN Learning Programmes Project Sharon CassidyArdnashee School & College
2 Newly amalgamated special school in Derry/Londonderry: Belmont House (MLD)Foyleview (SLD)
3 Vision:Children and young people with special educational needs can and do achieve given the opportunity to do so.
4 One pupil achieved a Grade ‘A’ in GCSE Art whilst attending Belmont House through partner school in Foyle Learning Community2 CCEA Entry Level Qualifications: English (2), Maths (3)1 WJEC Independent Living Entry Level Qualification (2)Hospitality & Catering Occupational Studies Level 1Motor Vehicle Occupational Studies Level 2Employability Skills Level 1Performance Skills Level 2Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013School leaver in June 2013 aged 16Progressed to FE to start Media Studies course in Sep 2013
6 Course/Qualification Level AchievedNo of Yr 12 pupilsEntry Level MathematicsE36E2E13Entry Level English42Entry Level ArtEntry Level PE51No of Yr 13 pupilsOcc Studies EngineeringSingle AwardLevel 2Level 1Occ Studies Construction Single AwardOcc Studies Design & Creativity Single Award
7 Year 13: 10 pupils with 6 courses on offerYear 12: 18 pupils with 16 courses on offerYear 11: 9 pupils with 11 courses on offerTotal number of courses: 33Curriculum offer is restricted by pupil numbersAbundance of qualifications available for pupils with SEN
8 Opportunities Professional development for teachers Links with other schools-extend network of contactsIndividual Learning programmes for pupilsPupils achieve qualifications suited to their interest and ability levelsPupils extend skills and knowledgeProgression routes identified for pupils
9 Challenges Timetables Providing pupil choices-viable class sizes Transport to other schoolsRole of examination officer-entriesEntitlement Framework Audit
10 Recommendations Staged approach to curriculum development Monitor, evaluate and review progress of courses and pupil learningProfessional development for teachers and time out to attend agreement trials and trainingKeep pupils and parents fully informed and involvedIncentives and resources to support teaching and learning
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