Class Teacher: Lucille Brion
Senior Support Assistant: Paula Granville
Squirrel Class is a Key Stage 3/4/5 class which follow the EQUALS Moving On esSENtials for life14+ Curriculum. This Curriculum allows our students to learn and consolidate a range of valuable and functional skills with the aim of helping them prepare for their adult life.
This class take part in lots of functional lessons, including Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. Independent Living in an essential part or our students’ learning and that is the reason why they have access to a range of weekly lessons and experiences such as Travel Training, Daily Living Skills, Cooking or Shopping which contribute to the development of their life skills. Vocational Studies and post-school planning are also paramount for the pupils in Key Stage 5. Through the year, our older students spend lots of time creating personal profiles, accessing career advice sessions and visiting different settings which could meet their needs so they can continue their learning when they leave Chiltern Wood.
Squirrel Class also take part in Physical Development sessions to improve their balance and co-ordination. This can be both in school and at local leisure and sports facilities including the Rickmansworth Aquadrome and the Absolutely Together Karting and Laser Tag venues. Relationships and Sex Education is an important part of our Curriculum and is taught weekly in order to model or students’ understanding around concepts such as privacy, consent, the changes taking part in their bodies during puberty and how to build healthy and meaningful relationships.