Our junior students have access to a broad range of curriculum experiences based on the Guidelines for Teachers of Students with General Learning Disabilities and the Primary School Curriculum. The students follow the curriculum/ guidelines for the following subjects: language and communication, mathematics, history, geography, science, visual art, drama, music, physical education and social & personal health education.
These curricular documents can be found below:
Our senior students follow the Junior Cycle Framework – Level 1 Learning Programmes. The programme is tailored to meet the individual needs of our students. The Level 1 Learning Programmes are made up of six Priority Learning Units (PLUs) which explicitly identify and develop the key areas of learning needed to prepare the students for their future lives.
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Personal Care and Wellbeing
- Being part of a Community
- The Arts
- Physical Education.
Each student has their own individual education plan which is developed by the student’s class teacher in consultation with parents. Special needs assistants, nurses and clinicians are consulted as needed. We strive to ensure that each of our students reaches their full potential and achieves their educational goals in a happy, safe and enriching learning environment.
In an effort to facilitate and maximise the learning potential of our students we also use Lámh, PECS and other augmentative communication systems. Other educational programmes such as TEACCH, Numicon, etc. along with assistive technology such as the iPod touch, iPads, eye-gazes, interactive whiteboards and various switches are also in use.