Listed are the Educational Programmes currently offered in Our Lady of Fatima School. Each programme is designed and delivered in a manner that ensures inclusivity and accessibility to all students.
Our Primary School consists of Junior Primary, Middle Primary and Senior Primary classes. All subjects of the Irish primary curriculum excluding Irish are taught. These subjects are broken down into Learning Outcomes and taught at the student’s own pace with Wellbeing ang Learning towards Independence at the forefront. Aistear is used in the primary school and learning through play is integral to both teaching and learning.
Literacy, Numeracy and SPHE are the 3 main subject areas with great focus on phonics, read along and early numeracy skills. SPHE and life skills are also seen as crucially important.
We provide a broad range of extracurricular activities for our pupils including Forest School, swimming, gymnastics, GAA, Drama Art and horse riding. We also incorporate and encourage Lámh, coupled by Visual Learning Aids as an important means of communication.
Post Primary School
The Post- Primary School includes classes from Post-Primary 1 up to Post-Primary 6 classes. There is also a Vocational Training class.
Junior Certificate level 2, Level 3 and Leaving Certificate Applied are offered to students. Classes are differentiated to ensure an inclusive and accessible educational experience for students at post-primary level. in addition, Asdan and/or a school leaver’s programme can be provided to students in the Vocational Training class.
Level 2: Level 2 Learning Programmes (L2LPs) and qualification are targeted at students who have general learning disabilities in the higher functioning moderate and low functioning mild categories.
There are five Priority Learning units at the heart of this Level 2 Learning Programme. These prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult and working life and lifelong learning. The five PLUS are communicating and literacy, numeracy, personal care, living in a community and preparing for work. Students must also complete two short courses as part of the JCL2 curriculum.
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School Leavers Programme
Students in Senior 4 partake in Work Experience. There are two placements throughout the year. November & April Approximately.
All school leavers that intend to engage with Adult Day Services or Rehabilitative Training are assigned. Forms are filed and individual interviews are held. This will ensure that students receive the necessary funding for their next placement.
The Resource Teacher works with students across the school community from Junior through to Senior classes. Focus is usually on Literacy and Numeracy difficulties but occasionally help is given with Social and Emotional Issues that may be occurring at any given time. Resource is provided on a one-to-one basis teaching the student what they need, and helping them become more independent in their studies.
The ASD Support Position is a shared position which was created to support the inclusion of Students on the Spectrum and to help them understand their emotional and Sensory Needs. ASD Support consists of Group Work and One-to-One tuition of Social and Communication Skills including Sensory Breaks and Life Skill Techniques.
School Leavers Ability Project
Students in the Senior section of the school engage in the School Leavers Ability Project. This programme begins with students in Senior 4 and some students from Senior 2 & 3. This project is run through the School Leavers Ability Project based in New Ross. Students attend meetings with Amy Liston (Wexford Area Officer) The aim of this project is to assist with the transition from school to their next placement.
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