The Silver Linings Junior School caters for up to 15 pupils at a time from the ages of 6 to 12 years old. As with the nursery school, the pupil-teacher ratio is as per the internationally recommended standard for special needs education of 3.5:1.
At this stage of the pupil’s development, we focus on a holistic balance of academic, group skills and confidence building and a true sense of progress week on week. Here the building blocks are laid as we focus on pre-writing skills, basic literacy and numeracy and teaching of social and life skills. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is created for each pupil and consistently monitored in addition to the observation book and progress reports that are produced every 6 months for the pupil and parents. Extra attention is also offered to the children with Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists who spend time in one on one therapy sessions with each pupil, each week.