Our Holistic Curriculum

Our Holistic curriculum encompasses everything in school we do to support our pupils learning and social and emotional wellbeing. This curriculum includes life skills, community access and careers and therapies. This is a key element to our school curriculum provision.    

Numicon

Numicon is a multi-sensory mathematics teaching programme using visual Numicon images in a series of practical teaching activities.

When Numicon patterns are arranged in order, pupils begin to notice important connections between numbers for instance that each number is one more than the last and one fewer than the next, odd and even numbers and place value.

Numicon:

  • Exemplifies the principles of maths mastery with concrete apparatus and imagery to embed deep understanding
  • Embodies the aims of the 2014 National Curriculum by developing conversation, reasoning and problem-solving
  • Supported by NCETM-accredited professional development for sustained school improvement

Some classes use Numicon to support their mathematical development.

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PROACT-SCIPr-UK

Marion Cornick developed and implemented the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® programme, during her time as Principal of The Loddon School®, to enable the students to lead a fulfilling life.

 

Soon the amazing responses from the School’s students was being seen by others outside of the school and the obvious benefits that this approach was having.  This led to requests and recommendations to supply training in the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® approach throughout the UK.

Marion understood that each person had different needs and not just as a child but that those needs continued into adulthood.  Loddon Training & Consultancy was created in the early 1990’s delivering training not only to teachers, parents and carers but also organisations supporting adults.

At The Mendip School we start by understanding children’s behaviour.  Our exerience of working with children with ASD/SLCN shows that behaviours of concern result from not being able to communicate their wants and needs.  Our approach identifies distress early and we respond positively, in a non-restrictive way.  We only ever teach supportive physical interventions when it is essential to safety.

This proactive approach comes from the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® philosophy.   It is based on evidence and values and takes the ‘whole-person approach’ to supporting people whose behaviour can be of concern and in turn, can restrict their own lives and independence.

This positive approach gives our pupils independence and self-control which enables them to live a fulfilling life.

For more information please speak to the schools trained PROACT-SCIPr-UK® instructors, Natalie Hanna, Emma Cooper, Iian Conley and Grant Williams.