The Integrated Learning Space has been developing a new video as part of our website updates. Our video is about how the core values of our school shape the way we work with students and their families. The ILS values (as illustrated here) sit alongside the wider Trust values to reflect the unique cohort of young people who attend the ILS and the approach we must adopt to support learning.
As part of this project we also decided to rethink the way that website music was developed and decided to capture the unique voices of our students in daily activities. Their vocalisations form the foundation of a musical composition that Matt Hart (Head of the Independent Living Space) has developed into a piece that we think is both contemporary and engaging.
The track reflects the types of music many of our young people show enjoyment listening to, based on their teams observations. We have played the track in its development to the young people on many occasions at the school and for some their responses have been surprising.
The Integrated Living Space is one year old!
We are delighted that “The Integrated Living Space” (InLS) has celebrated its first year as an after school and holiday club provision.
We now have thirteen students attending the provision and have had wonderful feedback from parents and teachers;
“We have noticed how relaxed our son is after attending the after school club.”
“We were really pleased at how smooth the transition was to the after school club.”
“After attending the holiday club, this is the first half term that our son has not been in distress whilst school is closed.”
We have delivered a wide range of activities that taps into personal interests and preferences, by utilising the door step and wider community. We work in partnership with families, teachers and the wider professional network to support an integrated approach towards individual educational targets. Our approach focuses on the importance of “relational connect” which enables us to develop positive relationships with students that are fundamental in delivering consistent models of support. We do this by focusing on our key values that underpin all our direct work with students. These are:
Unconditional Positive Regard - Total Communication - All Ways of Being Are Celebrated Here - Meet Me Where I Am
Thank you to the Lord’s Taverners for our Outdoor Spaces Grant!
We are thrilled to have been supported by the Lord's Taverners in 2017 who gave us a grant to install some fantastic play equipment into the school garden. The project was completed in the summer term of 2018, and our pupils are delighted with the transformation!
In October 2018, we were honoured to welcome Sir Michael Parkinson and representatives of the Lord's Taverners to The ILS, to see first hand how we utilised the grant to create an exciting outdoor space for our pupils. Staff and pupils alike truly appreciated the visit, and the opportunity to thank our supporters personally.
Thank you Lord's Taverners for our Swing
Thank you Lord's Taverners for our Mini Sunken Trampoline
Thank you Lord's Taverners for our Vortex Roundabout
Thank you Lord's Taverners for our Interactive Music and Story Ball