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Phase Overview

WELCOME TO OUR DISCOVERY PHASE

INSPIRING PUPILS TO BE AS INDEPENDENT AS POSSIBLE THROUGH A RELEVANT, BROAD AND DIFFERENTIATED SPECIALIST CURRICULUM.

We cater for pupils aged 11-19 years who have complex and severe learning needs including SLD, PMBL and PMLD.

OUR CLASSES

  • Crib Goch - Miss Jones
  • Moel Famau - Mrs Wythe 
  • Parys - Miss Hannah-Tapp / Miss Beth Uden
  • Glyder - Miss Jones
  • Tryfan - Mrs Lace
  • Wyddfa - Miss Reid 
  • Cadair Idris - Mrs Kimmel
  • Pen Y Fan - Miss Richards

HEAD OF PHASE

Mrs Katy Davies

DEPUTY HEAD OF PHASE

Miss Linda Jones


HEALTHY, CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALS

WE WORK CLOSELY WITH A WIDE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF AND PROMOTE INDEPENDENCE FROM OUR LEARNERS.

We recognise the importance of this holistic team and ensure that we all work together to support our learners in any way that they need.

This team includes parents, education staff, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, social services, dietitians, community nurses, paediatrician and local charities. We meet regularly throughout the year to ensure that we all know the direction that the learner is heading, and all support this direction in any way possible.


TEACHING & LEARNING

IN DISCOVERY, WE FOLLOW THE SPECIALIST EQUALS CURRICULUM.

We have several Key Stage 3 classes which meet our range of needs, focusing on sensory needs and on promoting communication using speech, sign and AAC strategies. Our learners then move on to the 14+ curriculum where it is more life skills focused and works on skills learners will need when they leave school. Specialist facilities to support learning include a multisensory room, hydrotherapy pool, inclusive kitchen space and a sensory garden. We also make use of local facilities to support community inclusion.


ETHICAL INFORMED CITIZENS

WE RECOGNISE AND UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO PLAN FOR AND WORK TOWARDS THE NEXT STEPS WHEN OUR LEARNERS REACH 19 AND LEAVE OUR SCHOOL.

We work closely with families and Careers Wales from Year 9 to plan and prepare learners for the next steps, we have a college links programme which sees our learners attending college regularly as they get older and, as the time comes, we work closely with colleges to support transition and ensure that all relevant information is passed on to support a safe and happy onward transition for all involved.


OUR VALUES & AIMS

VALUES

  • We put learners needs and aspirations first
  • We work together
  • We value and respect each other
  • We learn together
  • We innovate and create
  • We communicate openly

AIMS

  • We prepare all learners for the next steps in their journey
  • We inspire learners to be as independent as possible
  • We provide a broad and engaging curriculum that meets the interests of our learners
  • We encourage a love for learning

Documents

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Our this afternoon had a choice after working on their LER this morning. Some chose to organise their own activities whilst some opted to help with our Cricket team, preparing for Colwyn Bay on the 19th. pic.twitter.com/EbYltFCaFb— Stc PE () June 9, 2023
@stchriswrexham - June 9
Our Welsh and walls are filling up nicely. Thank you for visiting today to learn more about the project from two of our project leads Keira and Leon and sign the wall. pic.twitter.com/1ranh5m5qu— Stc PE () June 9, 2023
@stchriswrexham - June 9
Who is next from to sign our wall, all players past and present invited and obviously the amazing owners and pic.twitter.com/x8cv9EU2b2— Stc PE () June 8, 2023
@stchriswrexham - June 8
More pictures of our visitor today. Have to say this has been a fantastic journey for all involved and we cannot thank and enough for the help and support and of course Dixie for giving up his time to join us. pic.twitter.com/otZY16i6La— Stc PE () June 8, 2023
@stchriswrexham - June 8
Delighted to welcome legend Dixie McNeil into school today where he met with students spoke with our Mentor and the leading the project. Dixie signed our wall and helped judge the portrait competition. Thank you so much. pic.twitter.com/eUQQdbLj7a— Stc PE () June 8, 2023
@stchriswrexham - June 8
What a fabulous morning ! The president of came in to visit and sign the wall, and then we got the rest of the school to join in too. The portrait competition winner was also announced! 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/VahwXKwy6k— Jenna Downing () June 8, 2023
@stchriswrexham - June 8
A gallery of my images from when the Wales international football team trained at 📷🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 https://t.co/Z9HWUq0uvs— The Don Photography () May 21, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 22
OTD 2018 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿5 years ago today, the Wales Men’s Squad held an open training session at The Racecourse before they flew out to play Mexico in Pasadena, CA.Nearly 4,000 local schoolchildren attended and many met the players.📸 , , pic.twitter.com/O1qFh9vcFS— The Wrexham Lowdown () May 21, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 22
Congratulations to Mr Steve Stockdale and his son Finn. Both competed in the World United European Martial Arts Championships, representing Wales, last weekend and won their event to become European Champions. Both will now fight for the World Title in Athens later this year. pic.twitter.com/tNLDKyrHHr— Stc PE () May 17, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 17
During Football Academy came out with her group to try out their hard work this morning. Great fun, I even had a go, not sure if I won though Miss Farnworth. pic.twitter.com/2PofRje0oK— Stc PE () May 11, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 11
Well done these two Both selected these courses and completed them today. Bunmi has been working on the FA Learning platform for some weeks and Millie is the first team member to complete a course with the Open University. pic.twitter.com/fazg7hNtp9— Stc PE () May 11, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 11
Another 45 minutes leadership in the bank working with our Football Academy. The are making so much progress I am even hearing coaching points from some of them. They have obviously remembered and using their Activators Award. pic.twitter.com/b76OauLr38— Stc PE () May 11, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 11
Our unlocking potential programme took more steps forward today. Our have judged the portrait competition. First 3 classes have handed their entries in. Can you guess the players? pic.twitter.com/TbTzjjKuQe— Stc PE () May 11, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 11
Congratulations to these 4 on successfully completing the FAW Activators course. The work planning and leading our Academy has really paid off. Well done. thanks to Mr Cartwright for presenting the certificates. pic.twitter.com/vbxSiOJqu4— Stc PE () May 4, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 6
Yesterday afternoon my continued their sessions with Pebbles phase. Every week they deliver fun activities for these children. Well done everyone we are so proud of you. pic.twitter.com/Nf7jEyyBMT— Stc PE () May 6, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 6
Well done Jay, you took on the challenge of painting the intricate parts of the flags of Argentina and Uruguay. Such a steady hand. pic.twitter.com/wXkcpORAMe— Stc PE () May 6, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 6
Thank you Miss Sara Ellis for the work you are doing helping our Students across school paint our World Cup Wall as part of the Welsh Walls project with the Unlocking potential programme. The project leads are so grateful for your support. pic.twitter.com/o3Jdpb63n8— Stc PE () May 6, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 6
Next stage of our Welsh Walls project with Millie Luke and Leon selected the players and classes to take part in the portrait competition. Let’s wait and see who are the winners. pic.twitter.com/LeH1mSRs05— Stc PE () May 4, 2023
@stchriswrexham - May 4
What an amazing lesson making Wrexham football games for a while school heritage project pic.twitter.com/sDyAxPAVV3— Ruth DT () April 20, 2023
@stchriswrexham - April 20
In todays visit we did lots of prep to get our project off the ground. We created invites, posters & presentations ready for the painting of the walls in a few weeks. Exciting! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/C6atAwajyl— Jenna Downing () April 19, 2023
@stchriswrexham - April 20
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