White AshSpecial SchoolTogether, anything is possible…


Welcome toWhite Ash Special SchoolTogether, anything is possible…


Meet Our Team:

Keara Rothwell- Class Teacher


Others adults that help us learn are:

Lily, Lauren, Sayaran and Alice.

All about us:


In Eagle Class, we love to get practical whilst learning. We like to be hands-on and use real life equipment and resources to support and enhance our learning. We follow our Whole School curriculum- White Ash Progression document which is split into different pathways.  We use this to create our ILP's (Individual Learning Plans). These are targets which we work on each day in school and are changed 3 times a year. Within our class we have children working on a pre-semi formal curriculum and semi-formal curriculum. 

Our key areas of learning are:


  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Language
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Physical and Sensory
  • Independence and Self help


Communication and Interaction


Within our class we promote our communication skills through lots of different experiences and activities. We take part within and use:

  • Attention Autism
  • Talk first
  • Intensive interaction sessions
  • Local library and church visits
  • Makaton and PECS
  • Widgit symbols


Some pupils have sensory diets which means we may need additional activities throuhgout the day to help regulate our bodies in order to be ready to learn. Some pupils also attend ELSA sessions (Emotional Literacy Support) to help us understand ourselves, feelings and the world around us. We love to use the trampoline for Rebound sessions and the Light room to explore technology and the world around us. We are always busy learning and having fun with our friends!


Reading and Phonics


In Eagle class we love our reading corner, we have lots of books available for our pupils to access and read daily. We read every morning during our morning work. Lots of adult input to develop phonetic knowledge and comprehension skills. We have a themed text for each half term which we read and use props alongside the text. The resources and props enable us to use role play and drama to understand the text further. Our phonics knowledge is built upon by using songs, visual aids, videos and practical resources. All of our pupils are working within Phase 1 and 2 for phonics. 


Summer term 2024 events/dates:

Eagle class timetables for AM and PM: