School

East Park School provides education for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18, with complex additional support needs. All pupils have a significant learning difficulty coupled with other potential barriers to learning including physical disability, sensory impairment, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Attachment disorder, Autism and challenging behaviour.

A high proportion of the pupils are on the autistic spectrum and require specialist environments and strategies in order to access a rich and purposeful curriculum. East Park provides comprehensive learning environments and opportunities for this group of pupils through:

  • Personal support plans
  • Individual and group teaching and learning
  • Elaborated curriculum based on the Curriculum for Excellence
  • Outdoor learning activities
  • Links with colleges and other schools
  • Specialised resources and equipment
  • Use of community facilities and amenities

Many are non-verbal communicators, a significant number require personal care, the majority have no sense of danger, and all require a high staff ratio to enable them to successfully access the full curriculum and the community.

SCHOOL TERMS & HOLIDAYS 2019-2020


AUTUMN TERM 1

Start – Staff [no pupils] •  Mon 12 August 2019/Tues 13 August 2019 • Teacher & LSW In service days [1/2]

Pupils start school • Wed 14 August

Pupils end • Thurs 26 September

No. school days Pupils • 32   No. school days Staff • 34

AUTUMN BREAK

Start •  Fri 27 September

End • Mon 30 September

AUTUMN TERM 2

Start •  Tues 1 October

Pupils end • Thurs 10 October

No Pupils • Fri 11 October   Techer & LSW in service day [3]

No. school days Pupils8   No. school days Staff • 9

OCTOBER BREAK

Start  •  Mon 14 October 2019

End • Fri 18 October 2019

WINTER TERM 1

Pupils start • Mon 21 October 2019

Pupils end • Thurs 19 December 2019

No. school days Pupils • 44   No. school days Staff • 44

CHRISTMAS

Start •  Fri 20 December 2019

End • Fri 3 Jan 2020

WINTER TERM 2

Pupils start • Mon 6 January 2020

Pupils end • Fri 7 February 2020

No. school days Pupils • 25   No. school days Staff • 25

FEBRUARY BREAK

Start •  Mon 10 February 2020

End • Tues 11 February 2020

SPRING TERM 1

No Pupils•  Wed 12 February 2020 • Teacher & LSW In service day [4]

Pupils Start •  Thurs 13 February 2020

Pupils End • Fri 3 April 2020 2:30PM

No Pupils • Fri 11 October   Techer & LSW in service day [3]

No. school days Pupils37   No. school days Staff • 38

SPRING BREAK

Start  •  Mon 6 April 2020

End • Fri 17 April 2020

SPRING TERM 2

Pupils start • Mon 20 April 2020

Pupils end • Thurs 7 May

No. school days Pupils • 14   No. school days Staff • 14

MAY HOLIDAY

Start •  Fri 22 May 2020

End • Mon 25 May 2020

SUMMER TERM 1

Pupils start • Wed 26 May 2020

Pupils end • Wed 24 June 2020 2:30PM Early close

No. school days Pupils • 22   No. school days Staff • 22