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Facilities 2018-04-06T18:24:10+00:00

Facilities

Mountwood Academy provides the best physical environment for the special education needs of pupils

We moved to our bespoke new site in September 2017, with specialist facilities, which provides a spacious, calm and safe environment in which young people can thrive and learn. Such facilities fully support our creative learning curriculum and a “Total Communication” approach to education for children who do not use much, if any, spoken language (such children are often referred to an non-verbal).

We utilise various communications systems: sign along, PECS, Makaton and so on. The total communication approach is led by our SENCo and Speech and Language Therapists. Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art education technology such as interactive touch screens and iPads which you would expect to find in any modern school. Many of our specialist facilities support the sensory diet requirements of pupils, that is, sight, sound, touch and smell to develop their senses, co-ordination and communication, promoting interaction, concentration, calmness and confidence.

Our school specialism is creativity

Every young person at Mountwood achieves an Arts Award. We are also completing our Arts Mark and we are aiming to become a platinum school!

Sensory Integration Room
Sensory Integration Room
Designed to stimulate and support the children’s sensory needs and motor skills. The young people can use the equipment to manage their own arousal levels.
Multisensory light room
Multisensory light room
Provides a constantly changing environment promoting visual development and hand/eye co-ordination. It is designed to be calming and allows the young people to take sensory breaks.
Soft play area
Soft play area
Provides a safe area for the young people to use up extra energy and a stimulating environment for play. The balls massage the entire body, provide buoyant support, deep-pressure sensation and encourage relaxation.
Multi-use sports hall
Multi-use sports hall
Provides a large space for a variety of activities, games and therapy, this environment provides an area for the young people to interact with their peers.
Adapted play equipment
Adapted play equipment
The garden areas are perfect for sensory breaks and PE lessons. With the support of staff, the young people have the option to interact with their classmates as well as stay fit in our outdoor gym.
Life skills room
Life skills room
Pupils are supported to develop independent living skills including cooking in a home style setting, cleaning and washing up.
Music room
Music room
We have a fully stocked music room to allow pupil to develop their musical creativity.
Interactive floor
Interactive floor
A system that responds to gesture and movement creating dynamic images designed to stimulate, engage and relax.

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