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Our Local Offer

Delius Special School has Provision for pupils aged from 2.5 years to 11. We are a primary special school which caters for special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). Delius’s specialist provision meets a range of needs from pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

PMLD: profound and multiple learning difficulties. Most pupils with profound and multiple disabilities will have physical disabilities, as well as a learning delay, and will be unable to walk and have to use a wheelchair. They may also have hearing and sight problems. These pupils may also have complex health and medical needs such respiratory problems, feeding difficulties and complex seizure (epilepsy) Often requiring medical interventions during the school day

SLD: Learners with severe learning difficulties (SLD) have very significant learning impairments. Their learning and/or attainment levels are well below age related expectations. This has a major effect on their ability to participate in the school curriculum without support.

Learners with SLD may also have difficulties in mobility and co-ordination, communication and perception and the acquisition of self-help skills. They will need support in all areas of the curriculum. They may also require teaching of self-help, independence and social skills.

ASD/ASC: ASD/C can cause a wide range of learning difficulties, which are often grouped into two main categories:

  • Problems with social interaction and communication– including problems understanding and being aware of other people’s emotions and feelings; it can also include delayed language development and an inability to start conversations or take part in them properly.
  • Restricted and repetitive patterns of thought, interests and physical behaviours– including making repetitive physical movements, such as hand tapping or twisting, and becoming upset if these set routines are disrupted.

Delius is situated within a learning campus with Lapage and Dixons Marchbank primary schools. It is our mission to provide high quality teaching and learning for all our pupils and offer inclusion within the learning where possible.

Our priority is to develop a safe, happy and robust learning environment.