The pupils in our Structured Learning Room (SLR) can find the bigger group situation challenging and therefore they require a room which has fewer pupils and a higher adult to pupil ratio in order to develop, foster and encourage the social, personal and academic skills. We also have an aim in our SLR class to give the pupils of the opportunity to re-integrate in to the bigger classes, where appropriate, even if just for a short period of time.
We appreciate that there are times when other pupils from around the school may need some time with fewer people around and we encourage these pupils to carry out an activity or two with us or come to relax in our soft seating area.
The pupils in SLR enjoy a wide variety of numeracy and literacy activities along with activities from the other areas of the Northern Ireland curriculum. These activities are differentiated to meet the pupil's individual needs. These activities are mainly done using 1:1 strategies but there are many times where we work together as a group.
As in all areas of the school we believe the local and wider community provides a great basis for learning and developing skills which we hope will prepare the young people for adult life and we enjoy class outings to a variety of indoor and outdoor destinations.