Jack Clark is a primary site for pupils aged between 4 and 11 years old. Jack Clark caters for pupils with a wide range of SEND, including autistic spectrum condition, moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, hearing and visual impairments, specific genetic conditions, physical difficulties, specific communication and language difficulties and social, emotional and mental health needs.
Pupils at Jack Clark are well supported in the classroom and are given the right environment, provisions and resources along with specialist teaching to achieve to the best of their ability. The curriculum at Jack Clark is topic-based which covers all aspects of the EYFS and primary curriculum. Teaching and learning, linked to the National Curriculum, are delivered in a cross-curricular manner to ensure learning is embedded and meaningful and to immerse pupils in the topics. Prior learning is often revisited to embed key concepts, skills and knowledge. Pupils also learn through Exploration Weeks, which are weeks of immersive learning that cover stand alone topics within the curriculum.
All pupils follow approaches to learning that are personalised, differentiated and engaging, resulting in pupils reaching their full potential. Independent learning is actively encouraged at all times where possible, and opportunities for independence are provided frequently, in and out of the classroom. An appropriate level of support and opportunities to develop essential skills are given to pupils who are not yet able to be independent.
A total communication approach is used at Jack Clark to develop an effective communication method and approach for each pupil. The total communication approach supports pupils to successfully make their needs and wishes known in whatever way they can. Staff respond to each pupil’s method of communication and this them to continue to develop their communication skills. Some of the methods of communication include Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), communication aids, Intensive Interaction, alongside verbal communication and other communication strategies.
Pupils at Jack Clark are supported with their social and emotional needs through various approaches, including Zones of Regulation, Team Teach and Positive Play. Behaviour Support Workers assist pupils to access lessons and help pupils if they become dysregulated. High staff to pupil ratios are present in every classroom. Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCPs) outcomes are broken down into smaller steps on Individual Learning Pathway Plans (ILPPs) and these are used to help pupils build on their academic progress as well as their emotional, independence and social skills.
Jack Clark has 59 pupils on roll split over 7 classes. Pupils are grouped together depending on their academic needs; methods of communication; the classroom environment; provision and resources required and appropriate peer groups. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 12 pupils per class and a minimum of 6 pupils per class.
Other facilities present at Jack Clark include a Ball Pool, Sensory Room, Immersion Room and a Sensory Circuit Room. There are also various designated spaces around school used as break out areas and to provide opportunities for reading.
Start - 9.00am
Finish - 3.15pm
To see Jack Clark staff, please see the 'Our Staff' page
Autumn 1 starts - Monday 6th September 2021
Autumn 1 ends - Friday 22nd October 2021
Autumn 2 starts - Monday 1st November 2021
Autumn 2 ends - Friday 17th December 2021
Spring 1 starts - Tuesday 4th January 2022
Spring 1 ends - Friday 18th February 2022
Spring 2 starts - Monday 28th February 2022
Spring 2 ends - Friday 1st April 2022
Summer 1 starts - Tuesday 19th April 2022
May Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May 2022
Summer 1 ends - Friday 27th May 2022
Summer 2 starts - Monday 6th June 2022
Summer 2 ends - Friday 22nd July 2022
School training days for the academic year 2021-22
Monday 6th September 2021
Tuesday 7th September 2021
Monday 1st November 2021
Monday 25th July 2022
Tuesday 26th July 2022
Wednesday 27th July 2022 (extra training day due to Queen's Jubilee)
School training days for the academic year 2022-23:
Monday 5th September 2022
Tuesday 6th September 2022
Monday 31st October 2022
Monday 24th July 2023
Tuesday 25th July 2023
- White polo shirt
- Navy jumper/ sweatshirt with East SILC logo
- Dark coloured trousers/ sweatpants
- Dark coloured footwear