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

  DESCRIPTION

DATE

In Service Days

Monday 12 August 2019 and Tuesday 13 August 2019

School Re-opens

Wednesday 14 August 2019

September Weekend

Friday 27 September and Monday 30 September

School re-opens

Tuesday 1st October

In-Service Day

Friday 11 October 2019

October holiday

Monday 14 October 2019 to Friday 18 October 2019

Winter Term

  DESCRIPTION

DATE

School re-opens

Monday 21 October 2019

Finish for Chirstmas Holiday

Thursday 19 December at 2:30pm – early close

Christmas Holiday

Friday 20 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020

School re-opens

Monday 6 January 2020

February break

Monday 10 February 2020 and Tuesday 11 February 2020

In-Service Day

Wednesday 12 February 2020

School re-opens

Thursday 13 February 2020

School closes for Spring Break

Friday 3 April at 2:30pm – early close

Spring holiday

Monday 6 April 2020 to Friday 17 April 2020

Spring Term

  DESCRIPTION

DATE

School re-opens

Monday 20 April 2020

In-Service Day

Thursday 7 May 2020

May Holiday

Friday 8 May 2020

May Weekend

Friday 22 May 2020 and Monday 25 May 2020

Summer Term

  DESCRIPTION

DATE

School re-opens

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Last day

Wednesday 24 June 2020 2:30pm – early close