Maben House School provides primary school education to children aged from 5 to 12 years. We work with the curriculum for Excellence and aim to cover all aspects of the broad general education. Maben house is located in a beautiful rural setting, it is a wonderful location for learning as well as exploring the outdoors.
The curriculum aims to provide children with rich experiences which will meet their complex additional support needs and comply fully with the expectations of Curriculum for Excellence, aligned with the requirements of GIRFEC (now at the core of the Children and Young People’s Act). We tailor learning to suit each one of our children.
Experiences & Outcomes
To achieve the incremental progress defined in Building the Curriculum 3, the children and young people attending will be offered a range of experiences which will provide them with personalised, group and whole class opportunities for new learning, consolidation and challenge. At the core will be the children’s wellbeing, literacy and numeracy and the collegiate commitment of all staff across the organisation to foster that learning. Children will have a clear voice in determining their learning journeys.
There is an emphasis on active learning, across a range of locations and differential approaches. The experiences will be tailored to the needs of the children and young people and will reflect the principles of curriculum design in Curriculum for Excellence.
- Challenge & Enjoyment
- Personalisation & Choice
- Coherence & Relevance
Relevance will be a key hallmark of the learning opportunities experienced by the children and young people. Disengagement from learning – both formal and informal – is often a central issue for the children and young people who are placed with us. At the point of transition to Maben the initial objective of all staff is to explore potential avenues to secure their engagement in learning.
Small class sizes mean that we can provide intensive support to our pupils, they benefit from lots of one-to-one support and small group work. We have teachers, teaching assistants and care workers on site to ensure that the children are fully supported, the adult to pupil ratio is particularly beneficial when supporting those who may be demonstrating distressed behaviours and have a variety of other barriers to their learning.
We deliver a range of learning experiences and activities to ensure our pupils are engaged in the learning process. We place an emphasis on the importance of well-planned inter-disciplinary learning, our children enjoy the range of topics we cover. Our planning is personalised to our children, and we ensure to consider their social, emotional and sensory needs.
We ensure that learning takes place throughout the day and ensure that our breaks and lunches are utilised to provide opportunities to develop many Health and Wellbeing outcomes and experiences.
We would always support children to access a mainstream education where appropriate at Maben House and we work hard to provide the children with the knowledge and skills and robust transition to mainstream where possible.