Special Education and Abilities
At Renwick we pride ourselves in providing quality programmes to suit individual needs of students.
Renwick School has a great culture of inclusiveness ensuring that students with special educational needs are included in all school activities as well as receiving targeted programmes to assist with their learning and growth. Our teacher aides are skilled in assisting with the running of specialist programmes to guide the learning of students. We have a PMP programme in Team One that is run by a skilled Occupational therapist. Those students identified as needing further work are given 1:1 help with our OT.
Our Special Education Committee provides links to numerous outside agencies ˆ RTLB service, CAMHS, ESOL, GSE, and Speech Language therapy. We meet on a regular basis assessing on going needs and facilitating the necessary referrals. ORRS students are supported by a specialist teacher based at our school, as well as their own teacher’s aide. The specialist teacher also provides expert ESOL teaching, and literacy and numeracy teaching for those identified as needing extra help.
Renwick School believe that children deserve the right to have their knowledge, skills and attitudes recognised and extended so as to maximise their potential as future citizens.
In-class provisions cater for all children in each curriculum area. Teachers do this by using ability groupings, flexible social learning, small group or independent study, higher order thinking skills, learning centres, learning contracts and individual learning programmes.
The Renwick Accelerated Programme (RAP) has been developed to ensure students are involved in a variety of extension programmes to enhance class room programmes to suit their needs. Children chosen to participate in RAP will exhibit a range of skills and aptitudes specifically identified through testing and teacher judgement.
We envisage that each year different groups of children will be involved in a range of programmes which will extend their individual abilities in many ways.