Canolfan yr Eithin
Through experiences, our pupils will develop and build on their knowledge and skills...
- Treat all pupils as individuals and recognize their strengths and needs.
- Create a safe and supportive environment for all individuals.
- Build a good relationship with the pupils to ensure a positive attitude to learning. ● To develop a sense of self-worth.
- Enabling the development of cooperative and social skills.
- To foster a sense of belonging to the wider school community, by taking part in all suitable activities.
- Provide opportunities for all pupils, according to their ability, to gain access to the curriculum, in a flexible way.
- Working closely with the parents in the interests of the pupil by sharing relevant information.
- Working closely with other specialists, e.g.: therapists.
- Develop life skills and social skills.
- Open-door policy: Anyone is welcome to join the lessons at the Ganolfan in accordance with their timetable.
- Develop independence.
- Group and individual work.
- Students who are working below level 1 are given the opportunity to follow a bespoke curriculum where it is appropriate to promote basic skills and language.
- The Pre-Progression Steps are used to assess the pupils working below the Welsh Progression Steps.
- Year 10 – 13 will follow elements of the WJEC Entry Pathways courses.
The aim of full inclusion is to give every individual pupil a chance to participate in educational and social activities within the school. Some pupils attend registration with their peers and attend suitable classes, after discussion with professionals, parents, and the individual. This is under constant discussion and changes are made if necessary.
The staff involved in the Centre work closely as a team for the benefit of the pupils. The teachers have the main responsibility of planning and preparation, with the Learning Support Assistants having an input as and when appropriate. They also go out to mainstream lessons to support pupils and mainstream teachers. Staff input is necessary for assessment and delivery. We work closely with other teachers as required.
There is a need to develop personal skills, life skills, social skills, and communication skills. All this is done through realistic situations/scenarios inside and outside of the classroom. The experience outside the classroom is an integral part of the educational process and reinforces classwork.
Pictorial evidence of activities is a record of the pupil's work and provides an opportunity to truly measure development. A picture paints a thousand words!
Each pupil has a personal timetable that includes all aspects of the curriculum. They may work individually or in a group, at the Centre or out in the mainstream. The timetable can include the following at various times of the year: -
- Language / Literacy
- Mathematics / Numeracy
- Expressive Arts, Humanities
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Fine Motor / Handwriting / Typing
- Shopping trips / Eating out
- Personal hygiene
- Use of Social Stories
- Visits: e.g.: Pantomime, Cinema, Shows
- Urdd competitions
- Sports such as skiing, swimming, bowling, canoeing, surfing, and golf
- Entry Pathways WJEC (Year 10+)
Pennaeth y Ganolfan