The East SILC John Jamieson is a through generic special school. Pupils join our school with a wide range of challenges in their lives. Presently, we have children with moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, complex medical needs, physical difficulties, Downs Syndrome, hearing and/or visual impairments and Autism.
Our school is divided into three Phases: Primary, High School and Post 16. Our Post 16 provision also includes a site at Brigshaw which some of our young people can access from Year 12.
Developing the whole child and young person is important to us. Our ethos is to provide a secure, caring and supportive environment where pupils are encouraged to fulfil their potential and thrive, academically, emotionally and physically. The pupils’ EHCP is at the heart of their learning and we strive to ensure that needs are met through a broad, dynamic and personalised curriculum.
The school applies a holistic approach to learning, and works closely with the speech therapists, the occupational therapists, physio therapists, educational psychologist and school nursing team. This enables to us to work closely with our young people and ensure that that they have the best support possible to access the curriculum and learn skills to prepare them for adulthood. Our nursing team are on hand to support with the medical needs of our pupils and the NHS paediatricians regularly hold clinics on site.
Communication and the development of communication skills plays a great part across all three Phases of our school. We work hard to maintain a ‘Total Communication’ environment and use a range of strategies to support our pupils with communication needs. These include the comprehensive use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication including PECS, Makaton, Eye Gaze, Talkers and other devices to support our learners with their communication needs.
Dependent on developmental stage, our pupils will follow a subject-specific or non-subject specific curriculum. This is supported by a range of resources that are in place to enhance the learning experience. These include carefully adapted, specialist teaching rooms for science and food technology and therapeutic spaces such as the sensory room and ball pool. Our highly skilled team of professionals including teachers and teaching assistants work together positively to enable the absolute best outcomes for our pupils, who always remain at the heart of all we do.
Start - 8.55am
Finish - 3.15pm
To see John Jamieson staff, please see the 'Our Staff' page
Autumn term 1 starts - Monday 4th September 2023
Autumn term 1 ends - Friday 27th October 2023
Autumn term 2 starts - Monday 6th November 2023
Autumn term 2 ends - Friday 22nd December 2023
Spring term 1 starts - Monday 8th January 2024
Spring term 1 ends - Friday 9th February 2024
Spring term 2 starts - Monday 19th February 2024
Spring term 2 ends - Thursday 28th March 2024
Summer term 1 starts - Monday 15th April 2024
May Bank Holiday - Monday 6th May 2024
Summer term 1 ends - Friday 24th May 2024
Summer term 2 starts - Monday 3rd June 2024
Summer term 2 ends - Friday 19th July 2024
School training days for academic year 2023-24
Monday 4th September 2023
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Wednesday 6th September 2023
Monday 22nd July 2024
Tuesday 23rd July 2024
- White polo shirt
- Navy jumper/ sweatshirt with East SILC logo
- Dark coloured trousers/ sweatpants
- Dark coloured footwear
All photos taken by Lottie Bone Photography - https://www.lottiebonephotography.com/