Conductive Education for Children of Primary School Age
Conductive Education at the National Institute offers a comprehensive education to children of primary school age with cerebral palsy or associated motor disorders. Pupils learn and gain motivation together and, led by conductors, are encouraged and taught to become more independent, to communicate effectively, to learn to take care of their own needs and take part in academic work at appropriate levels, preparing to follow or following programmes of study from Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum.
All children in the group have a form of motor disorder and in the majority of cases is accompanied by a learning difficulty related to the child’s motor disorder. Conductive Education therefore seeks to address the children’s complex needs by a programme of active learning.
At the heart of the work of the school is the expectation of pupils to gain greater mobility and independence as well as academic improvement. This is achieved by skilfully integrating the National Curriculum with the Conductive Curriculum. Within all the programmes task differentiation is paramount to children’s active learning.
The National Institute currently has places for children with cerebral palsy or other movement disability, of primary school age. Applications for consideration are welcomed on behalf of children who:
- Have a form of cerebral palsy or other associated movement disability;
- Are under eleven years of age;
- Are able to attend the National Institute regularly.
Children attend daily on a continuous basis. They arrive between 8:30am and 9:00am each day, Monday to Friday. They leave at 4:00pm on Monday to Thursday and at 2:00pm on Fridays. The programme includes a midday meal and snacks. There is also a possibility of children attending for fixed-term placements (subject to availability).
Fees for Early Intervention and School services are worked out on an individual basis using a fee schedule following an initial consultation. A breakdown of the schedule is available from Lyn Debono, Administrator for Red Boots Children’s Services firstname.lastname@example.org