- MLD Unit
|MLD Unit Lead Teacher||Mrs R Gillham|
The Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) Unit is known as the Inclusion Hub (IH). It has capacity for up to twenty-five children, each with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
The high number of staff enables children to work in small groups, usually, of four or less. However, children are encouraged to work independently when and where possible. IH is situated on the ground floor; it has two well equipped classrooms with its own toilet facilities and a calming withdrawal room.
IH has a Lead MLD Unit Class Teacher, supported by a Senior Higher Level Teaching Assistant (SHLTA) and five highly experienced SEN Learning Support Assistants. The Unit is therefore staffed with a strong team who are committed to the development and enhancement of all children’s educational needs.
The curriculum aims to provide progression, continuity and coherence in order to build on existing knowledge and skills. The class join together as one big group for registration and more practical lessons. The curriculum is delivered using the ‘Cornerstones’ thematic approach, with either one or two topics a term. These follow through on a four year rolling programme of Year 3 – Year 6 topics. Mathematics is taught separately using Powermaths, which is a mastery maths approach containing concrete, pictorial and abstract elements.
A detailed Annual Review Report is written each year and each child’s individual needs and their EHCP is reviewed in more detail. Parents/carers and other relevant professionals are invited to attend the Annual Review meeting. This is a good opportunity for all parties to discuss, review, plan and set future targets together.