Snowflake’s Principal Aim: “To improve the lives of the children and families that we are associated with.”
As Head Teacher I bring thirty-five years of experience and expertise in teaching children with specific learning difficulties. I understand the challenges that Parents face as they seek to help their child to develop their life skills. I know how difficult it is for Parents to find that special school where they feel confident that their child will be treated as a unique human being, an individual who is “able to achieve.”
Just as no two snowflakes are ever the same, we view our pupils as individuals with their own personalities, likes and dislikes, strengths and challenges. Snowflake provides a positive and secure learning environment, where we aspire to nurture the young people to flourish and grow to their fullest potential.
Intervention at Snowflake school is guided by the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA ) including Skinners Analysis of Verbal Behavior. We use an individually centred approach to learning with the aim of increasing communication and independence through scientific analysis which enables all within our care to flourish. Once a student has taken up a place at Snowflake School their development is constantly monitored through daily data keeping, programmes, meetings and specialised assessment tools. This information will continually inform student’s learning plans and also provide clear scientific evidence of learning and progress.
Snowflake School recognises that parents play the most vital role in the education of their children. We understand the importance of positive and regular home /school communication. Parents are regularly consulted and asked for their comments with the aim of working together in a consistent and productive manner.
Snowflake was co-founded ten years ago by our Chair of Trustees Mrs. Faryaneh Akhavan. Her team of dedicated Trustees give us tremendous support and ensure that Snowflake is an “Outstanding School,” (Ofsted Inspection, 2016)
The success of Snowflake is dependent on our team of gifted professionals who work with skill, commitment and determination. We aspire to be a Learning Community that invests in the continuous development of staff because our effectiveness is fuelled by the quality of our team.
Snowflake will be outward looking, constantly seeking to engage with those who can add to our skills, knowledge and understanding.
Snowflake commits to supporting Parents and others in the wider community using the experience and expertise that has been built up over the past decade.
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Roy English - Headteacher