Students in Cormorant class are aged between 11 and 19 and are secondary and FE students with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning difficulties), sensory impairments and associated health and medical issues.

Students in Cormorant Class engage with a specialised and sensory based curriculum which meets the four areas of need outlined in the SEND code of practice (2015).

These are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and physical need

Assessment is carried out through either P levels or Routes for Learning.  FE students are able to gain appropriate qualifications through ASDAN.

Learning experiences are planned taking into account advice and recommendations from SaLT, Sensory support teachers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapist, the school nurse and any other, necessary agencies.

The need for routine and familiarity is understood however students are encouraged to try new experiences with careful exposure and opportunities.

Students who have physical difficulties are given frequent and varied change of positions including standing frame, walkers, Acheeva bed, P pods and the water bed.

Students in Cormorant class have daily use of a Sensory Therapy room which allows them to experience the curriculum through the use of a bubble tube, a sound enhanced water bed and an Omni Vista.