The Collaborative Curriculum
Teachers and speech therapists work hand-in-hand with you and your child to meet their language, social and learning needs.
AT PARAYHOUSE SCHOOL WE UNDERSTAND THAT LANGUAGE IS INTEGRAL TO LEARNING. THEREFORE SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY AT PARAYHOUSE IS NOT SIMPLY AN “ADD ON.”
Speech and Language Therapy provides the underpinning for learning, thinking and the development of social skills. Our exemplary collaborative practise between teachers and therapists ensures that our students develop the necessary language skills needed to fully access the curriculum and optimise each student’s learning potential.
We tailor the curriculum to meet the individual needs of students. We consistently encourage and challenge them to learn and to develop independence so that they are able to make wise choices and succeed in life. Staff, parents and students collaborate to establish and review termly targets for individual students. To meet their individual learning levels, students follow a differentiated form of the National Curriculum.
All Parayhouse teachers and LSAs have a thorough understanding of the language levels of our students. Our therapists also have been trained to understand the P–level and national curriculum requirements expected from school-aged students. Together the language and learning team tailor a curriculum to meet the individual learning needs of each student.
All staff focus on each student’s use and understanding of language across key stages. The team jointly plans, monitors and reviews students’ learning progress. In order to achieve our success, Parayhouse School groups its students according to their age, language and learning abilities by subject.
The teaching and therapy team further supports the student’s education by helping them recognise precisely where they currently stand in their individual learning. This helps students identify which key steps are needed for individual success, and allows for extremely focused learning. It all boils down to students and adults working together to build meaningful progress.