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 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)
- White polo shirt
- Navy jumper/ sweatshirt with East SILC logo
- Dark coloured trousers/ sweatpants
- Dark coloured footwear