Heritage House School is organised into three departments: First School (2-9 years); Middle School (9-14 years) and Senior School (14-19 years). The focus of the First School is on embedding the foundations of learning through play. The Middle School focuses on learning for independence. The Senior School seeks to prepare learners for adulthood and life beyond school.
The Heritage House curriculum focuses on seven areas : Communication and Language; Literacy, Mathematics; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Expressive Arts and Design; Understanding the World. As pupils progress through the school, they are provided with opportunities to promote their academic achievement and to develop their personal and social skills.
Facilities and Specialist Resources
Heritage House benefits from a range of specialist resources to support pupils’ access to learning : light and dark sensory room, hydrotherapy pool, specialist teaching rooms – ICT, food technology, art, drama and music, sensory garden, outdoor gym, activity playground, and health and therapy suite. The school provides – or works with others to provide – specialist equipment to enable pupils to access the curriculum – mobility, personalised seating, standing and lifting equipment, information technology, communication aids and other enabling technologies.
Training and Professional Development
Training forms an essential part of working life at Heritage House School. Mandatory training for all staff includes :
An Annual Review of a pupil’s Statement or Education, Health and Care Plan is held to ensure that the provision set out in the statement or EHC Plan is monitored and evaluated and that pupils are on track to achieve desired outcomes.
Parents are encouraged to use any convenient means of communication to keep in contact with the school. The Home-School Diary is for many the most important source of communication. Parents are invited to participate in half-termly school events and activities alongside their children. An informal Meet The Class Team event takes place each September. A formal Parent-Teacher consultation takes place each Summer Term. Parents are encouraged to share their thoughts of the effectiveness of the school through informal and formal means, including a bi-annual Parent Survey.
Heritage House School is a multiprofessional environment. Pupils have access to a range of specialist provisions to overcome barriers to learning and to support their physical, sensory, communication and other individual needs:
Heritage House School is fully accessible to all disabled users
James Boylan, Headteacher