Learning across the curriculum
Our curriculum is dynamic and creative whilst ensuring the children learn the key knowledge and skills needed for later life. We teach all National Curriculum subjects through our unique Fairley House schemes of work which incorporate opportunities for multi-sensory and transdisciplinary teaching along with the development of metacognitive strategies to create independent learners.
Class sizes and groupings
Our form groups are set at a maximum of twelve students per class so every child gets the individual attention and child-focused learning they need. We group students according to ability, within Key Stages, for English and Maths. This helps ensure a level playing field and so the work set is pitched at the right capabilities for the class. The positive outcomes at Fairley House demonstrate the success of this approach.
Fairley House utilises a wide range of assistive technology within the classroom to reduce barriers to learning and allow students to access learning with independence. All students are provided with their own laptop, which enable students to record their written responses clearly and successfully using a range of software including Read, Write Gold and Clicker 8.
Touch typing is encouraged and practised through discrete lessons in years 5-8. At Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, students are provided with opportunities to practice using assistive technology in an exam-style setting to prepare for access arrangements.
Enrichment of the curriculum
During the year the children experience a variety of enrichment theme days. These incorporate a range of visitors and diverse, exciting experiences for children. Recent activities have included World Book Week, Maths Day, Egyptian Day, Victorian Day and Remembrance Day. These themed days, combined with regular school trips to historic and cultural institutions, serve to bring the curriculum to life and demonstrates that learning needn’t be restricted to the classroom!
The school’s aims and values, which include a focus on building pupils’ academic strengths, through specialist techniques, are fulfilled very effectively
‘Excellent’ ISI Inspection Report, 2021
London’s leading day school for children with specific learning differences
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30 Causton Street
Call: 020 7976 5456