We believe that one size does not fit all, so our approach to learning and teaching is to focus on the individual needs of every student.
Each student benefits from a tailored curriculum based on their initial assessment, previous academic and personal outcomes and long-term learning targets. The curriculum fits around the young person, not the other way around.
We create a warm and nurturing environment where small classes (of no more than six students) are supported by a teacher and two teaching assistants. When appropriate, students can also be taught in 1:1 situations.
During the day, we have structured learning and support times using tasks, activities and games to focus on social and emotional wellbeing and social interaction, as well as regular movement breaks to help support self-regulation.
Our facilities at Poppyfields School include:
- Small science lab
- Food technology room
- Sensory room
- Outdoor space
- Break out spaces
- Access to outdoor learning
- Access to the immediate local community and town centre
- Access to the local leisure centre
- Fishing (external)
- Regular contact with the therapy team