How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?

At Priestlands we respond to needs by identifying waves of support.   At Priestlands students are identified as Waves 1, 2 and 3.

We use data to accurately track student progress.  Your child will be set challenging targets.  Our challenge is to support your child in attaining the targets.

In the classroom

  • We share examples of good practice during departmental meetings; colleagues overcome learning barriers by working together.
  • Staff plan using differentiation.
  • We celebrate learning achievement at the close of each lesson.


Here are some practical examples of support beyond the classroom:

  • Staff use a radio mic on a daily basis for students with a hearing impairment.
  • We have staff trained to help students cope with loss and bereavement.
  • We develop learning programmes with parents and the student when facing new challenges within SEND.
  • We have an excellent transition programme for students in Year 6 and work very closely with the feeder primary schools to ensure students feel happy and confident in Year 7.
  • We have a Year 7 programme to support specific students with social skills and self-esteem.
  • We have supported lunch and homework club for Year 7 and 8 students.
  • We have a programme of Equine Assisted Learning for students who have low self esteem.

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