EPIS is an inclusive school that offers all children who are able to learn in a mainstream setting an opportunity to benefit from the education we provide. In core subjects, each year group is split into smaller learning groups to ensure that children may proceed at an appropriate pace. We aim to teach children according to their unique learning styles, rather than expecting them to adapt to one prescribed teaching method and work is differentiated in order to help each child succeed and fulfil their potential.
Progress is carefully tracked and if any child is highlighted as struggling or falling behind, they are assessed within the school and appropriate strategies and interventions are implemented. All children with challenging educational needs make good progress in this flexible, creative environment where the staff are committed to supporting each child.
If a child has an external assessment from an Educational Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist and relevant staff meet with the parents to discuss the findings and recommendations laid out in the report, and again, appropriate strategies and/or interventions are put in place. In most cases, targets are set on an Individual Education Plan so the child’s progress can be effectively monitored and measured. The staff, parents and child have access to this working document and the targets are reviewed at the end of term.
Our aim is to help ALL our children thrive and have an enriching, positive time during their school years. We strive to cater to their strengths, praise their successes and ensure that they leave EPIS confident learners.