Like all primary schools we follow the National Curriculum. However, we do so at a rate and level that is appropriate to the individual needs of each of our children. We prioritise and teach discretely the subjects of Literacy, Numeracy and Personal and Social Development and developing necessary life skills.
In addition we use a 'topic based' approach to teaching subjects such as Science, RE, History, Geography, Art, Music and D&T ensuring that we are making learning as exciting and relevant as possible. We also have bespoke computing lessons in KS2 to support developing skills that they can transfer into different areas of their learning.
The children at Maple Ridge thrive in the calm, structured and secure environment and they always seem to be enjoying their learning. All the children at Maple Ridge have a learning difficulty and will have a range of special educational needs.
We aim to meet the individual needs of each child through:
the commitment and support of all staff and governors
appropriate differentiation of the curriculum to meet all levels of ability
positive attitudes and encouragement from staff
an atmosphere of support in which self confidence can grow
close involvement of parents/carers with their child’s learning
an individual education plan for each pupil
group educational plans for literacy and numeracy
use of a range of approaches for pupils with ASD, including *TEACH* Treatment and Education of Autistic and related communication Handicapped children-adults.
In addition all classes are set up to cater for children who have Autistic Spectrum disorder and they aim to provide the following:
A low arousal environment
Highly structured activities fully supported by visual cues
Individualised motivators and choice boards that reward appropriate behaviour
A curriculum that allows for greater individualisation and gives emphasis to children’s personal and social development.