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Class Teacher:  Magdalena Klodzinska

Senior Support Assistant:  Najat Rajeh-Hunt

Kestrel class is a Key Stage 3 and 4 class. The functional communication and independence are embedded into the school day. We follow a topic-based Curriculum where we target the student's individual needs. To enhance independent living skills, pupils practise personal care routines, prepare simple meals, set the tables for lunch or keep the classroom tidy and clean. Most of our students work 1:1 with an adult or in small groups to increase the chances of meeting their targets.

Our circle time gives students an opportunity to learn to greet other people and explore their feelings. OT sessions help pupils to understand and communicate their sensory needs. Art and music are very popular, our students love playing along and singing.  In PE children develop their gross motor skills and learn how to take turns and share the equipment.

In Kestrel class, we have a total communication approach to learning where students have access to ACC boards, Makaton and PECS to make requests and express their needs.