Message from the Professional Lead for Education
Dear Parents and Colleagues,
Thank you for your interest in the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments, we provide education for children from 3 – 18. We are delighted to have become a recognised SQA Centre this year and look forward to embarking on our Senior Phase in August 2021. This will mean our pupils can have seamless transitions from Nursery through to Senior Phase building on skills for learning, life, and work.
Our dedicated multidisciplinary staff team have expertise in working with children who have profound and multiple learning disabilities with specialist expertise in providing education, therapy and care for children affected by Cerebral Palsy and Rett Syndrome. We are confident that our holistic planning approach results in the highest possible wellbeing for each child, enabling our children and young people to become Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors. We align fully with Curriculum for Excellence, placing learners at the heart of education.
We are very fortunate in the opportunities our setting provides for outdoor learning. Our Centre is set in vast grounds with designated learning areas, an adapted playpark as well as areas to simply explore the natural environment.
Partnerships are a key element of our success. Our newly established Parent Council is actively involved in decision making and school improvement. Parental engagement is integral to our school community, and we are grateful for the valuable contributions they make.
Our links with local schools, care home and businesses create opportunities for wider learning experiences and intergenerational working. Our children are valued members of the local community.
Being a Scottish Government Grant Aided Special School, we are privileged to welcome children from a variety of Local Authorities. We accommodate different models of engagement, including attending full-time or part-time, working with a child’s school to complement and support their own services.
The staff create an ambitious learning environment where children and young people flourish. The power of the connections between adult and child is palpable.
We are always happy to hear from interested parents and colleagues and when possible, we welcome visitors to the Centre who wish to explore our practice and services in more depth.
Clare McCarron, Professional Lead for Education