Teacher: Isobel Davies.

Teaching Assistants: Katie McKay, Olivia Bell, Sam Gooch and Noor Begum.

Owls Class

Owls are a pre-formal class who follow a structured timetable. Pupils in this class are provided with a low distraction environment where elements of the SCERTS and TEACCH programme for pupils on the autistic spectrum are used combined with Intensive Interaction techniques and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)  in order to provide a setting for structured and child led learning which focuses on developing interaction, communication and independence skills.  Owls pupils’ are supported by visual systems, signing and considered use of spoken language which can often be one key word. We aim to provide an enabling environment which fosters positive relationships and encourages children to play and explore.

  • Prime areas of learning and development will be in: 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development  
  • Physical Development 
  • Communication and Language
Click below to access class timetable

Click below for the Summer 2 planning web

Click here for a link to the class story/focus text

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The Birches Specialist Support Primary School. Newholme Road, West Didsbury Manchester M20 2XZ

Tel: 0161 448 8895 | Email: admin@thebirchesschool.org | Main Contact: Adel White