Preston Park Primary

Inclusion

We are a fully inclusive school.

Meet Our Inclusion Team

Noreen Wazir

Trainee SENCO

Preston Park Primary

College Road

Harrow, HA9 8R

Tel: 0208 904 3602

nwazir@prestpk.brent.

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Kerry McFarlane

Assistant Headteacher

Preston Park Primary

College Road

Harrow, HA9 8R

Tel: 0208 904 3602

admin@prestpk.brent.

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Georgina Nutton

Headteacher

Preston Park Primary

College Road

Harrow, HA9 8R

Tel: 0208 904 3602

admin@prestpk.brent.

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Siobhan Ali

Acting Deptuy

Headteacher

Preston Park Primary

College Road

Harrow, HA9 8R

Tel: 0208 904 3602

admin@prestpk.brent.

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SEND Governor: Ranjna Shiyani  admin@prestpk.brent.sch.uk 

Our offer 

Our intent is for all children  to achieve exceptionally well during their time at Preston Park so that they transition well into their next phase of education and lead happy and fulfilled lives.

We believe in personalising learning and this is at the heart of our lesson design. We support all our children to access the curriculum and focus on quality first teaching, targetted support and specialist provision to meet our children's needs.  

Our offer is currently being updated and will be coming soon! 

 

 Our specialist provision: SKY and Sensory Room 

  

 

 

 

 Specialist Knowledge Years (S.K.Y) Room

The SKY Room is an audio-visual classroom with an environment that is both calming and stimulating for our SEND pupils.  Different visuals and sound effects can be tailored to the suit the needs of our pupils. Pupils attend the lunchtime Sensory Club which supports each child’s personalised learning needs. 

Sessions within the SKY Room may involve: storytelling, attention autism, music, speech and language, phonics to name but a few.  All staff use Picture Communication to support children with language difficulties and we also have specialist resources that are readily available for our children to explore and enjoy.

Classes within the SKY Room are usually smaller, and teaching is geared to the pupils’ individual needs and abilities. Children’s progress is closely monitored in all areas, not just educational attainment, and staff generally have an excellent understanding – gained through qualifications or experience – of pupils’ needs.

Benefits of the SKY Room include; heightened awareness and improved alertness, exploration of environment, improved co-ordination and motor control, cognitive development, and improved opportunity for choice and self-determination. The SKY Room is an adaptive classroom that can support all subjects and themes.

 

Sensory Room

The schools sensory room is located within the heart of the school and is available for all pupils in the school to access. The room is designed to create a stimulating and yet calming atmosphere. In addition to this room, there are spaces within each area of the school which support the ethos of quiet and calming spaces.

The Sensory Room is divided into different areas within it which include: a soft play area, dark room, and sound room. Within the room there is a range of equipment including bubble tubes, fibre optic sprays, tactile lights, sound and music as well as textured walls. All of the equipment is designed to provide visual, auditory, tactile, kinaesthetic and olfactory stimulation.

This room is used for both therapy and education; some of the benefits can include; increased concentration and focused attention; cognitive development by increased brain function; social interactions; or providing relief from sensory overload.

 

The Nest

Our newly created room is designed to aid pupils requiring intensive 1:1 support or small group support varying from speaking and listening to learning about everyday life skills.  The Nest has been designed to simulate a familiar environment where pupils can see and learn in a space which is more familiar to them.  Staff ensure that this room provides support and guidance, they also identify any barriers to a pupil's learning and then work with the pupil to remove the barrier so that they can effectively participate in school life.

Sensory Garden

The school has a Sensory Garden which is a magical space within the centre of the school.  Our sensory garden is an ongoing and developing project that has been evolving over several years. The garden has areas for pupils to explore and experience.

The plants and shrubs in the garden were chosen specifically because of their striking colours or because they were extremely tactile or very aromatic. Even in the depths of winter our sensory garden has wonderful focal points. A variety of different textured slabs, allows pupils who are non-ambulant to experience a different sensation as they walk over them.

Although the garden was specifically designed for pupils with a sensory impairment, it is used throughout the day by the whole school community. It is a favoured place during breaks and lunch time and staff accompany either individual children or groups of children to the garden on a regular basis.

We hope to improve the quality of life and to develop skills for life, encouraging independence and hopefully generalisation into other areas of life and promote awareness of Health and Safety issues within the garden, home and school environment.