Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Communication Pathway 1

Communication Pathway 1

The pupils included in this pathway range from key stage 1 to key stage 4 and have a range of complex learning needs, challenging behaviour and complex Autism.

The curriculum is centred on 5 key areas - Physical, Communication and Interaction, Social, Understanding the world and Cognition. It is designed over a 3 year rolling programme enabling a variety of learning opportunities and experiences all of which are progressive.

The timetable on offer is based around short 20 minute sessions, which immediately engage the pupils through a variety of interactive, hands on activities, encouraging and supporting the development of life skills including fine motor skills, communication and independence skills such as dressing and undressing whilst following a main theme.

Structure and routine play a fundamental role in the pupil’s day and this is ensured through the use of visual timetables and songs to start and finish the lessons to support with transitions.

The pupils are given opportunities to access the wider world on a weekly basis, taking part in trips within the local area and joining other classes to develop social skills.

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Communication Pathway 1

The pupils included in this pathway range from key stage 1 to key stage 4 and have a range of complex learning needs, challenging behaviour and complex Autism.

The curriculum is centred on 5 key areas - Physical, Communication and Interaction, Social, Understanding the world and Cognition. It is designed over a 3 year rolling programme enabling a variety of learning opportunities and experiences all of which are progressive.

The timetable on offer is based around short 20 minute sessions, which immediately engage the pupils through a variety of interactive, hands on activities, encouraging and supporting the development of life skills including fine motor skills, communication and independence skills such as dressing and undressing whilst following a main theme.

Structure and routine play a fundamental role in the pupil’s day and this is ensured through the use of visual timetables and songs to start and finish the lessons to support with transitions.

The pupils are given opportunities to access the wider world on a weekly basis, taking part in trips within the local area and joining other classes to develop social skills.