Belmont is a moderate learning difficulty school which specialises in complex difficulties such as social, emotional, medical, speech, language and comprehension difficulties. Our senior leaders, teachers and support staff are highly skilled in meeting the individual learning, behaviour and social needs of children with complex learning difficulties. The school accesses a range of specialist services through Gloucestershire’s multi agency disciplinary teams when required, eg Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and a school nurse. Belmont also employs specialist roles ie Communication Support Worker and an Interventions Learning Support Worker.
As a school we offer a range of academic and holistic interventions for all of our pupils. Interventions will be identified and delivered based on a child’s need. Interventions are carried out individually, in pairs or small groups depending on pupil’s needs and the intervention. Progress is tracked and monitored to evaluate the success of the intervention.
Interventions run at Belmont include:
Speech and Language Therapy – supporting programmes are carried out by Belmont staff
Dancing Bears, Apples and Pears – developing literacy skills
Numicon – developing numeracy skills
Speak Up – build confidence in communication for older pupils
Social Understanding of Language Program (SULP) – improves communication in social settings
Occupational Therapy – supporting programmes are carried out by Belmont staff
Active Listening – a form of child centred counselling
Therapeutic Play/Sand Play – helps younger pupils explore their issues and feelings
Relax Kids – helps with anxiety and calming
Behaviour Mentoring – Cool Connections, Heartmath
Fine and gross motor skills
Drawing and Talking Therapy
Lego Friendships and Lego Communication
Thrive – Emotional, health and wellbeing strategy
Access to the sensory garden.
As a school we are regularly looking at new interventions to support our children.
Thanks to staff, parents and carers and governors for their ongoing support to make our school such an outstanding one!