Hello and welcome to our Shell class page!
Inclusion Lead: Mrs Walsh (SENCO and Deputy Head)
Teacher: Miss Boyes (covering for Miss Procter who is on maternity leave).
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Miss Hall
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Buglass, Mrs Cummings, Mrs Reynard
Thank you for visiting our class page. Here you will find key information about our learning, our newsletters and photos showing what we have been busy doing.
Start of the day: The gates will be open between 8.45am and 9am for your child to be dropped off at the gate. Some children will enter school at the main entrance depending on circumstances.
End of the day: The gate will open at 3pm for you to collect your child from the gate.
In the Lighthouse, we do P.E. on a Thursday. Please can you ensure your child has a named P.E. kit to leave in school so we can practise getting dressed/ changed independently. These kits will be sent home every half term to be washed. We also have Fit Friday every week where your child should come into school wearing a P.E. kit.
In the Lighthouse, our key daily communication is done through Class Dojo. Communication between school and home is important to make sure we know about any difficulties and/or successes for your child so we can support them and their needs appropriately. No one knows your child better than yourselves so please keep us up to date with any changes in interests, eating habits, toileting, medication/ medical needs and anything else that you think is important for us to know.
A member of the Lighthouse staff will always be available to talk at the beginning and the end of the day to discuss anything important for that day and please feel free to email with additional enquiries: email@example.com or to Miss Boyes/ Mrs Walsh.
If your child is absent from school please ring the school office 0191 2371839.
Toileting, Changes of Clothes and Messy Play
Please could all children bring in a change of clothes including underwear, socks, trousers/ leggings and a t shirt/ polo shirt which can be stored in their locker in school. This is not just for toileting accidents but also for messy/ water play. It would also be great if your child could bring in a pair of wellies to store in school too as the school field can become quite muddy. If your child wears nappies, please could you send some nappies and wipes into school.
The children in Shell class receive tailored support and interventions. During the day, the children take part in a combination of individual teaching sessions, small group adult led sessions and periods of child-initiated time where they are supported by staff to develop play skills and enhance their learning.
Each child has specific learning needs, goals and strategies for support. These plans are highly personised and address the children's strengths and challenges.
The Lighthouse children follow a specialised Curriculum, which has been adapted to suit the needs of the children within our class. Extra opportunities for real life learning are built into the curriculum and individual targets are worked towards from the children’s Education, Health and Care Plans. Where appropriate, children in the Lighthouse have regular opportunities to interact and learn alongside their peers within a mainstream class.
We receive regular support and advice from an Occupational Therapist and from a Speech and Language Therapist.
In the Lighthouse, we aim to create an environment which is caring, nurturing and supportive. We strive to develop the children’s confidence and independence and we love celebrating every small step of success and progress.