At Newberry Park we have found a way to make all children feel like equal participants in the classroom experience with our remedial academic assistance. This is achieved by ensuring every student receives an individualised learning plan to maximise their individual academic success.
All children follow a specific grade-level programme from Cambridge International. We then pair the curriculum goals with our data-driven programmes using precision teaching as well as consistent weekly assessments to identify underlying problems.
Our precision teaching programs ensure that the child is not only mastering the necessary content for the understanding of the next section, but it ensures that the child is able to fluently complete the tasks in generalised settings.
For the students who need it, we offer an embedded individual structured ABA therapy under the oversight of in-classroom Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) – all integrated into the classroom experience. These ABA programmes will focus on the increase of communication and language development required for CAPS model.
To transform children’s educational experiences at school, through small daily achievable moments that create a sense of positive self-esteem and a respected work ethic. Newberry Park’s team of staff are there to welcome students every morning and see them off each afternoon because we know the power of a ‘positive’ school day. We give students a safe and warm foundation from which to spring out and challenge themselves, to test and stretch their limits, to exceed expectations.
What makes our remedial academic assistance model UNIQUE is that we believe every small moment is achieved through intensive and exhaustive planning and preparation by our staff. Our staff meet on a weekly basis to evaluate and assess the children’s programmes and process. We want to ensure that all children are welcomed as equal participants in the classroom and encouraged as members of their peer group.
Within our remedial academic assistance, teachers engage students in lessons that are either created from scratch or adapted from a curriculum to be both accessible and meaningful. Teachers measure progress in an individualised manner so that every student’s performance is given worthwhile context in their overall progress as a learner – based upon their abilities. In this way, students with autism, anxiety, ADHD, learning disabilities or students with no diagnosis at all can participate together in the classroom. We ensure that students become active participants with their peers.
Newberry has 4 levels of tuition depending on the needs of the child, based on assessment and testing by the teaching team.
Our vocational programme ensures that children become active members of their community. Our aim is to provide our students every opportunity and resource we have to improve the quality of their life, now and in the future. We offer carefully planned and systematic programmes for students to participate in, in order for them to develop their talents and strengths and be fully included in a rich school life. Our curriculum emphasises the training of basic work skills and development of good work habits, a positive work attitude and an understanding of one’s rights and obligations in work situations. Skills we focus on include:
Community training is an integral part of our curriculum, we supplement teaching with monthly outings so that students can learn about the social skills through different channels in different environments.