Red Marsh Special School, Thornton Cleveleys near Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, has a great reputation. Parents like its inclusive learning and the support they receive. A customised curriculum with a range of alternative communications systems supports pupils. Many have difficulties in understanding or cannot not speak.
“We want everyone to achieve their potential.” The Deputy Head, Alison Brown and AAC Nursery Nurse, Sarah Holyhead, express enthusiastically. They believe the ability to receive and start communication interactions is essential. Children with special educational needs have difficulties in this area.
Brown and Holyhead, acknowledge that their learners will use a range of communication modes. Success is about helping individuals to achieve this. It means using the best approach matched to the child’s preferred learning style.
The school’s curriculum has a strong focus on using alternative and alternative communications. (AAC) Structured language strategies and assistive technologies drive it.
Language and Learning Red Marsh School
Each child engages and achieves by using unique resources developed in the school. A sophisticated pupil tracking system helps assessment, recording and tracking pupil progress.
All staff receive training and support in the use of communication strategies. Inclusive learning in formal lessons, PE, sensory play, or the Nursery powers the school.
You can observe the miracle of non-communicating children successfully making themselves understood.