Little Heath School is a special school for children with Autism, learning difficulties and complex needs aged between 11-19. The curriculum we offer our pupils is a wide and inclusive one, offering subject specialist teaching to GCSE level for those suited to this, to a more developmental curriculum for pupils who will benefit most from that. For many pupils we will offer a mixed curriculum to those who will benefit from elements of both these models. As a school we enjoy many practical excursions such as horse riding, sailing and trips to the community.
Our pupils are grouped broadly by age into Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (KS3, KS4 and KS5). Classes will be grouped according to their ability and potential. This means that classes may have pupils from different year groups. Class sizes may remain within the same range, from about 6 to 11, depending on the needs of the pupils. Each class has the support of a class teacher and Learning Support Assistants. Key Stage departments each have a Head of Department and a Lead LSA to coordinate the work of the department.
Intrim Deputy Head teacher, Fasal Hussain, oversees curriculum and assessment across the school and lead the day-to-day operations of Little Heath.
Assistant Head teacher, Debra Ward, is our school's SENCO. Deby oversees the Educational Health Care Plan and the provision of specialist support within the school as well as our work with other agencies.