Senior Leader - Ronan Loughran
At present, our Junior Department consists of five classes. We love being able to explore and experiment, and have many opportunities to do so.
We strongly believe that ‘together we can achieve more’ and this certainly applies to the holistic approach that is very apparent throughout all years in Knockevin. Class teams work together along with specialist teachers and therapy staff to ensure that our children are given the necessary provision and care to provide for their individual needs. Every child has the opportunity to explore and learn through our curriculum areas which include communication and literacy, numeracy, the world around us, physical development and movement, the arts and PDMU. Each pupil has an IEP which is regularly monitored and evaluated. Pupils are observed by the class team to ensure targets are being met and skills are being developed.
Our pupils have access to a number of facilities and resources within school including
- Outdoor playgrounds
- Sand and water play
- Sensory rooms
- Music room and specialist teaching
- PE Hall
- Soft play area
- I Pads
We currently have a Shared Education link with Sacred Heart Primary School which allows our pupils to interact with other children from their community and to build and develop new friendships.
As a department we join in many fun activities and events such as:
- Seasonal events and celebrations
- Charity events including Red Nose Day and Children in Need
- Healthy eating and eco projects
- World Book Day
- Weekly educational outings
Children learn best when they are in a happy, positive and safe environment and our aim in Junior Department is to ensure that all our pupils have fun learning together and can progress to the best of their ability