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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
  • 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

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Massive congratulations to one of our Senior for completing his Play Maker FA Learning Award. https://t.co/Pvr9qkvxcO
@stchriswrexham - September 28
Our new sports leaders settling in well and building communication and team work this afternoon. This morning they looked at skills and behaviours and developing a risk assessment. https://t.co/uGIZJ57luH
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@stchriswrexham - September 23
Wow so much progress on the new Cruyff Court. Many thanks to and the company putting the hard work into completing it https://t.co/8GQTy92YMg
@stchriswrexham - September 21
Lots of silica based sand free to collect from Hightown. Needs gone asap. Call school 01978 346 910
@stchriswrexham - September 21
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@stchriswrexham - September 12
Excitement building seeing our new Cruyff Court being built. Many thanks to and for making this happen. https://t.co/G32TAg1ZX9
@stchriswrexham - September 9
Best wishes Jenna hope you heal quickly
@stchriswrexham - August 14
Today we said goodbye to a long time serving member of Staff, Assistant Head, Mr Ian Connell. 32 years service to our school helping so many Students achieve and reach their potential. You will be missed, September will be very different without you. https://t.co/kKVoeSBHEg
@stchriswrexham - July 20
This afternoon our Stepping Stones Leavers organised a meal in a local restaurant. Mr Connell was the guest of honour and the Students were joined by Miss Ellis, Mr Orme and Mr Jones. Well done Bailey and Bethany. https://t.co/JDqmW3mL34
@stchriswrexham - July 15
Leavers 22 what are these two up to? https://t.co/xeMunIizYq
@stchriswrexham - July 15
@stchriswrexham - July 15
More Leavers 22 https://t.co/4vUYULFNds
@stchriswrexham - July 15
Well done Miss Ellis for organising such a lovely Leavers 22 Assembly. Lots of effort and thought must have gone into this, thank you. https://t.co/wpD5nytIia
@stchriswrexham - July 15
Fantastic morning working with Geraint from the and Jonathan Miller from Wrexham LA, discussing with our students the opportunities and usage agreement for our new Cruyff Court due to be built by September. Brilliant ideas from our Students. https://t.co/paylevjIZ6
@stchriswrexham - July 15
Lovely way to end our sporting calendar today with some of our girls taking part in our Mini Euros as part of the BEfootball project with the and looking forward to next term where we can add this to out calendar https://t.co/ofdLtsINAz
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- July 15
One more, cannot end without our Prom King giving us some Sweet Caroline. https://t.co/4qGlNhx7fo
@stchriswrexham - July 13
And finally a group shot with friends and staff joining the party. https://t.co/VCvnbS1sjz
@stchriswrexham - July 13
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