Opening Jan 2019
Lionheart is our new specialist provision for children with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and other related learning difficulties.
We are taking our first cohort of Year 4 and 5 children in January 2019 in one of our existing buildings on site. Building work will then commence to expand Lionheart which will accommodate pupils from aged 9-18 from January 2020.
Lionheart pupils have a diagnosis of specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. They will have good social skills but may be working 1-2 years behind their peers academically. They may have low self-esteem and lack of confidence which has affected their motivation to learn.
We will enable and empower these children to understand that “great minds think differently”, that learning can be fun and give them an appropriate and tailored curriculum to follow at their individual academic levels. We want all Lionheart pupils experience of school to be positive, enabling and enriching by giving them opportunities and qualifications that may not be readily available in other schools.
Lionheart pupils are taught by Dyslexia / Dyscalculia specialists and may require Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
Classes in Lionheart will be approximately 10 pupils with one specialist teacher and one specialist teaching assistant.
Lionheart and Nelson pupils will have classroom learning separately but enjoy play time, school trips and activities together such as Art, Drama, Music, Yoga, Food Tech, Outdoor Learning and Sport.
"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid"
- Albert Einstein