St Richard Reynolds Catholic College Campus
Welcome to Strathmore at St Richard Reynolds
We are Strathmore School’s Primary and Secondary provision on the Twickenham side of the river, co-located with St Richard Reynolds Catholic College. We have the opportunity to join mainstream peers for pre-organised projects and special events, whilst still providing a bespoke learning package for our students, in a safe, calm and engaging learning environment.
The St Richard Reynolds campus opens to pupils at 9.05am and school finishes at 3.20pm.
Here we have 6 classes for learners, aged between 4 to 19. The classes are organised into age appropriate groups, based around Key Stage.
|Nova class||EYFS / KS1|
Nova class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework which supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
Phoenix, Perseus, Vega and Capella classes follow a themed curriculum which is based on the National Curriculum.
Andromeda class follows the ‘Equals Moving On Curriculum’ which prepares them for life as young adults and for their next steps after Strathmore, for example the local college provision or in supported employment.
As with all pupils of Strathmore School, therapies such as SALT, OT, PT, Music Therapy and Play Therapy are integrated into the learners’ day, based on their individual needs. In order to identify and follow each young person’s bespoke learning pathway, we also use ‘Strathmore Approaches’ – the collective term for all our specialist strategies.
As a whole school, we are always looking to our local community to further enhance our pupils’ learning, especially to promote communication and independence. We offer pupils the opportunities to
- Practice orienteering in their local community, improve road safety and participate in travel training
- Participate in Inclusive Sport Events and Inclusive Drama Events
- Visit the library in our co-located school, St Richard Reynolds
- Watch the co-located school production
- Participate in internal inclusion by engaging in rugby sessions led by Harlequins players, with pupils from the Grey Court campus
- Participate in Work Experience placements in Twickenham
Our partnership with St Richard Reynolds Catholic College
The collaborative work between Strathmore and St Richard Reynolds, led by Eleanor Sheehan and several staff from SRR continues to thrive.
In the area of social inclusion pupils from both schools will be linking for lunch times and lunch time clubs, for example sports club, reading club and the sensory ‘bubble club’, which all take place at Strathmore. We hope to replicate the very successful model that has been achieved at our Grey Court campus; at least one day a week Strathmore pupils will use the SRR canteen to have their lunch, giving them the opportunity to extend their relationships with their peers and get used to a much noisier and busier environment.
Also, we are aiming to run a very similar Volunteer Inclusion Partnership with SRR. The VIPs will be selected and trained to support pupils at Strathmore for clubs and extracurricular activities, for example the ‘S Club’ (after school club), Art exhibitions, Sports Day etc…
In terms of professional development, we are have extended our collaboration to developing a partnership between TAs and LSAs to give them the opportunity to learn from each other. We offer staff swaps, observations and consultation on additional support. St Richard Reynolds staff are warmly welcomed to join our training sessions at any time during the year