Clondrohid National School is an Inclusive School.
We welcome all children, of all abilities.
Many of our children have attained high achievements through sport; music; dance; academically etc... A number of our children also happen to have Special Educational Needs (SEN). We value all of our children equally.
We have worked very hard to create a welcoming and caring atmosphere for every child in our school, while also giving them the best education that we can. Indeed, the development of our school over the last number of years has been thanks in no small part to our wonderful children who have additional needs.
We have built up a high level of expertise through many years of experience. Many members of staff have undertaken extra courses and qualifications to enhance the education we can provide.
Every member of staff is involved in the care and education of every pupil in our school.
· Our Administrative Principal Teacher.
· Our eight Class Teachers.
· Our Special Class Teacher.
· Our six Learning-Support / Resource Teachers.
· Our six Special Needs Assistants (SNAs).
· Our Secretary, too, plays a very important role.
· We are also lucky to have a supportive Board of Management and parent body.
Every child is special to us in Clondrohid National School.
“Sonas” was set up in 2014 to meet the needs of children with Autism from Clondrohid and surrounding areas. The aim of Sonas is to integrate children with Autism into the mainstream school community. Sonas also offers dual attendance whereby children can access the Sonas classroom and Mainstream Schools. We have a policy of inclusion through integration and reverse integration whereby pupils from mainstream classes join with pupils in Sonas for some activities. Currently we have one classroom, an Early Intervention Class, but we are looking forward to opening a Junior Class in the future. Sonas also has the use of a Sensory Room, an equipped Gymnasium with O.T equipment, the Astro Turf, running track and the kitchen for baking. Sonas is extremely lucky and has the opportunity to attend swimming lessons as well as fortnightly social outings
The Department of Education recommends an eclectic approach and teaching methods with a strong emphasis on speech and language development, social skills and striving towards developing the child’s independence that includes elements of various styles and techniques.ie
* ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis)
* T.E.A.C.C.H (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped Children)
* P.E.C.S (Picture Exchange Communication System)
And also includes a variety of Sensory Stimuli.