We aim to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment: one which allows everyone to achieve their best, with high self-esteem and respect for others in the community, so that they are able to take their place in society with confidence and pride. Our aim is to value, support and challenge our pupils to achieve success.
The best way to learn any skill is to take every opportunity to practise and Ifield Life offers pupils the opportunity to do just that. The three bedroom, fully equipped wooden bungalow is situated within the grounds of Ifield School.
Ifield SMILE is a consultation, information and training centre. Professionals from schools, other agencies, parents and carers are welcome to visit the SMILE Centre to attend courses and conferences, seek advice and information or to borrow resources.
The woodland provides an outdoor classroom where pupils not only learn but also experience the world around them. The natural setting of the woodland encourages pupils' learning and independence.
This environment is perfect for pupils who have physical disabilities and restricted movement because it allows them to feel free, comfortable and almost weightless.
The sensory room is a special room designed to develop a child's sense, through special lighting, music, and objects. It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills.
Nestling within the quadrangle at Ifield School is our amazing sensory garden. The garden was designed with learning in mind and is used for quiet contemplation as well as more active pursuits.
The Rainbow room has been divided into three different zones; Soft Space, Work Together and Physiotherapy. Pupils at the early levels of communication development and mobility are benefitting from the calm learning environment. Pupils are enjoying having opportunities to develop personalised learning including Intensive Interaction, TacPac and sensory stories.
The sensory swing room is used by pupils who need the additional rhymical sensory input that is offered by the swing as part of a sensory diet.
Sensory circuits are physical activities that help to alert, organise and calm the senses of pupils so that they are ready to engage in learning.