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Our Lady of Lourdes School, Ballymoney

Learning Resource Centre

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Introduction

The Learning Support Centre consists of a group of 41 learners aged from 11-16 years who have a variety of learning needs and are at stage 5 of the Code of Practice. The pupils come from a wide catchment area and have special transport arrangements via taxis and minibuses. We have four bases in the school with four full time special needs teachers and a combination of 5 permanent/temporary Learning Resource staff, 7 Support Assistant (permanent and part-time) and 41 pupils across five year groups.

Teachers

Mrs B Delargy (Head of Learning Resource Centre)

Mrs H Murphy (Job Share 4 days)

Mr R Mullan   (Job Share 1 day)

Mrs C Dunlop

Mr N McMaster

Mission Statement for Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre is essentially a department within the mainstream school which enhances the range of provision available to meet pupils with special educational needs. It does not exist as an island but as an integral part of the school community.

Our Mission is to strive to meet the educational, social and vocational needs of children who have learning challenges within the embracing environment of Our Lady of Lourdes. We aim to provide the opportunity for each individual to grow and develop to his/her fullest potential and be prepared for as independent an adult life as possible

It is the responsibility of the Leadership Team and Senior Staff to ensure that the quality of education and the opportunities for inclusion for the pupils with SEN throughout the whole school, including the LRC, are of the highest quality thus enabling them to develop as individuals and as citizens of tomorrow.

Vision and Philosophy

Our vision is of a special needs facility which is supportively and flexibly integrated in to the life of Our Lady of Lourdes. Inclusion is our cornerstone philosophy.

Life Skills based curriculum

The curriculum consists of:

  • Functional literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • Social skills and interaction,
  • Basic life skills
  • Awareness of the world of work

 

Year 8 L

 

English, Math, , History, Social Skills & RE in LRC

Art & Design (Former LRC teacher)     Careers & Citizenship, Craft, Design & Technology         Home Economics           I.C.T                               P.E                          PSHE                           Science                           Geography                 Music                                                          

* All 5 students combine with their form class 8S and have additional support of C.A for above subjects.

There also exists a pro-active programme of inclusion at recreation times via supervised activities in the Year Group “Chill” room and reward trips.

Year 9 L

 

English, Maths, Social Skills & Re in LRC

 

Art & Design (Former L.R.C teacher)                  

Craft, Design & Technology       Home Economics         History                     I.C.T             P.E       PSHE               Science                 Career & Citizenship                                        

* All 3 students combine with their form class 9S and have additional support of C.A.

There also exists a pro-active programme of inclusion at recreation times via supervised activities in the Year Group “Chill” rooms and reward trips

Yr 10 L

 

English & Maths in LRC

 

 

Art & Design (Former LRC teacher)                 Craft, Design & Technology                               Geography(SENCO)       Home Economics     Drama (LRC Teacher)                                               History                  I.C.T           P.E                       Science                                           PSHE                 R.E                 Careers and Citizenship                                                          

  • All students combine with their form class 10S and have additional support of CA for above subjects. There also exists a pro-active programme of inclusion at recreation times via supervised activities in the Year Group “Chill” room and reward trips.

 

KS4 Inclusion Profiles: Academic Year 2015-2016

The KS4 curriculum for mainstream pupils is available to the LRC students and we have various bespoke programmes for our students depending on personal interests.

Year Group 11L & 12L

Essential Skills Literacy and Communication

Essential Skills Numeracy and Application of Number

Entry Level Science

 

The KS4 curriculum for mainstream pupils is available to the LRC students and we have various bespoke programmes for our students depending on personal interests

LRC Core Programme

GCSE Art                 Careers & Citizenship   P.E             PSHE                                      

Asdan CoPE (B grade GCSE)

CCEA Performance Skills

Occupational Studies

Design & Technology-Hairdressing/Manicure (NRC)

Engineering and Engineering Services(NRC)

Construction – Joinery and Brickwork (NRC)

Design & Creativity –Hairdressing (NRC)

Business and Services- Nail Art (NRC)

Technology & Innovation-Digital Imaging & TV / Film Production Bench work/ CAD (OLOL)

Environment & Society –Tour Guiding/ Planning an Event/Sports Leadership (OLOL)

Design & Creativity-Catering (OLOL)    

All students combine with their form class and have additional support of CA for above subjects.

There also exists a pro-active programme of inclusion at recreation times via supervised activities in the Year Group “Chill” rooms and reward trips

 

News

5th Jan 2017
The annual Our Lady of Lourdes Prize Night was held on Thursday 10th of November. Gerry...
 
 
 
12th Dec 2016
Year 11 Catering pupils from Our Lady of Lourdes and Ballymoney High School were...