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Model Primary and Nursery School, Derry
Letter from Mrs Ramsey about returning to school in August. Please take time to read the letter from Mrs Ramsey about the procedures for returning to school in August.  Letter is also available in document section of school app.  Holiday list for next year has also been added to both locations
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What is the Learning Support Class all about?

  • The learning support classroom offers a range of learning approaches to support pupils with varying needs in a smaller class environment.


  • Staff include one teacher (Mrs M. Coyle) and one learning assistant (Miss Mellon). The classroom can facilitate a maximum of 12 pupils ranging from Primary 5-7.


  • All pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which will be appropriate to their individual needs and abilities.


  • Pupils have the opportunity to integrate, as appropriate, into the mainstream classes to work, learn and socialise with their peer group. The emphasis for each pupil will be that they realise their full potential academically, socially, physically, and emotionally where possible. This will prepare pupils for the next stage of their education and begin to provide appropriate life skills, so that they can become confident members of their community.


  • Pupils have the opportunity, at times, to work with children from their mainstream classes in their own environment in the LSC. This is known as reverse integration.


  • Mrs M. Coyle will usually meet with parents individually in the first week or two to discuss integration, each child's needs and to set targets for them for the new academic year.


  • Pupils will have the opportunity to carry out everyday-life tasks both in school by preparing snack and in the community by going shopping and ordering food etc.


  • Pupils will leave the school premises regularly to enable them to practise using their social skills in the wider community.


Mrs M. Coyle and Miss Mellon work very closely with class teachers and parents to ensure that each child in the LSC has the opportunity to achieve their full potential at the Model.



30th Jun 2020
We want to end our year in a positive way. These last few months have been a bit...
30th Jun 2020
We want to end our year in a positive way. These last few months have been a bit...
4th May 2020
Please click on this link to see something special to say a big hello to our pupils..  
5th Mar 2020
Primary 6 and our LSC attended the Youth Educated in Safety project (YES) at Long...

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