Priory Lodge School prides itself on offering a personalised, stimulating and enriched education for our pupils. Our broad curriculum is supported by impressive facilities and delivered by well-qualified and experienced staff.
Breaking down barriers to learning
Young people often arrive at Priory Lodge School with a number of barriers to learning, which are associated with their autism. Often this will include things such as:
- Poor social communication
- Weak literacy and numeracy skills
- Poor organisational skills
- High anxiety
- Limited life experiences
Our school curriculum
Priory Lodge School, we run two distinct curriculums: One for Primary pupils and another for Secondary pupils. Whilst both curriculums use the National Curriculum as a point of reference to ensure that all the key elements are covered, we have purposely designed them in a way that engages and encourages our pupils to be involved in their learning.
Working in partnership
We recognise the vital role of partnership working in order to achieve successful outcomes for our pupils. We work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to ensure we challenge and support our pupils to become successful learners and achieve their potential.
Enriching young people’s learning
Priory Lodge School has developed learning links with a number of mainstream primary, secondary and special schools in our area. This enables us to provide enrichment opportunities to pupils’ individual learning programmes. For example, some of our pupils attend part of their learning within a mainstream provision, with 1:1 support from Priory Lodge School staff.
Shape your own learning
We believe in giving our pupils the opportunity to ‘shape their own learning’. We have found that being able to enjoy and achieve in areas that they themselves have chosen is very motivational for our young people and has made a major contribution to our success in raising standards at Priory Lodge School.
Empowering pupils to raise standards
Whatever learning programme an individual is on, they are able to assess their progress against defined competences. This helps pupils to understand their strengths and weaknesses and helps motivate them to learn and to raise standards.