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Overview

Making Every Day CountWalton Leigh School is a co-educational secondary special school for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties aged between 11 and 19.

Federated with Manor Mead School. Vision StatementEveryone in our learning community will be supported to achieve, contribute and live life to the full.

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The school is divided into two departments, Upper School and Lower School. 

Lower School is divided into three classes (L1,L2,L3) and students progress through them between the ages of 11 and 14. It operates a class based timetable with some department based activities. 

One class is a base for students who require extra physical care and supervision. There is a higher staff to student ratio which enables the students to receive a greater amount of individual attention for their specific profound and multiple needs. 

They have specialised facilities, including adapted toileting areas and overhead hoist tracks. There are time-tabled opportunities for students with a range of abilities to work and learn together. 

Key Stage 3 pupils cover the National Curriculum subjects at levels appropriate to their ability. 

The 14-19 Department is divided into five tutor groups but students also join together across the age groups to work in smaller groups on a wide variety of subjects, being taught by a variety of staff members. The department has four classrooms, a kitchen, office, ICT and leisure areas. It has its own bathroom and toilet facilities. The students look after their own garden area and have the use of a field for outdoor activities. 

The time spent in the 14-19 department aims to prepare students for the transition to adulthood and 'life after school'. Emphasis is placed on the communication, social and self help skills needed for each student to develop their full potential.

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