(Supporting Home and Primary Education Strategies):
Small group work to enhance a wide personal,emotional and social development to increase self confidence and self esteem and manage challenging behaviour. The children are grouped according to age and ability with programmes designed to meet the interests and needs of each group which helps the young people to explore and learn social and life skills. Activities included arts projects, games and a lot of work each year goes into the preparation of the Christmas Concert. Each group is provided with a healthy meal at the beginning of each session where all children and staff have quailty time around the dining table. Children learn to listen and respond, and for some speak for the first time in front of a group. It also allows the staff time to learn more about the children. The behaviour of the children is monitored very carefully during the group work activitys.