Here at Lisburne, we cater for children with a range of complex learning needs. These include moderate, severe or profound learning difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions. Each child has their own Educational Healthcare Plan (EHCP) which is used to ensure they access a range of therapy, learning and healthcare opportunities in order to meet their needs.
The Early Years department at Holly has 22 children for the academic year 2021-22. There are 12 reception age children and 10 Key Stage 1 Children.
The Early Years department at Overdale, Lime Class has 29 children for the academic year 2021-22. There are 8 reception age children and 21 Key Stage 1 Children.
Holly and Lime Classes are taught together in mixed age groups for all activities. This mixed age grouping is a positive aspect of our provision, helping Reception children to learn from good modelling by Year 1 children. Our children gain confidence and mature socially and emotionally during this second year in the Early Years setting. At the end of Year 1 our children are ready to transition to the next stage of their education.
Holly Class has a central continuous provision learning area with a variety of rooms for focussed learning activities. It has a soft play area and a light room for children to access. Children access an outdoor learning area and forest school on site, physical development is accessed at Jump Space.
Lime Class access their learning through continuous provision in different classrooms (Sky, Rainbow and Sun rooms) and a large outside learning area. Children have access to a soft play area and a light room. At the Overdale site children access physical activities and lunch in the school hall.