At Bleasdale School we are fully committed to providing inclusive activities for all our pupils.
Our older students access the local community and Dallam High School.
Some of our residential pupils attend local Guide and Scout Groups on a Monday evening. They have a fantastic time taking part in the challenges and adventures of Scouts and Guides with their friends. Pre-Covid some of our pupils attended a Youth Club at Morecambe Library on a Wednesday evening organised by the National Autistic Society and we have organised other social experiences such as a weekly visit to Costa Coffee in Lancaster after school where students are supported to choose a drink and a snack, using their communication aids where appropriate to order and pay for their choice. The pupils accessing the activities on Saturdays often go to the local coffee mornings and join in with village events, such as the Silverdale Arts Trail.
Early Years have regular inclusion links with Silverdale Primary school. Once a week pupils from Early Years attend sessions at Silverdale school. These range from PE, art, music and continuous provision. The children attend supported 1:1 by a member of staff. Once a week a small group of Silverdale Primary children, around 6 pupils, attend Bleasdale School for inclusive activities.
Now that we are able, pupils in the Primary 2 Class at Bleasdale School are sharing their PSHE lessons with pupils from Silverdale Primary School. They play ‘getting to know each other’ games and discover what they have in common and what makes them unique. These lessons take place weekly and provide an opportunity for fun, collaborative learning.
The Secondary class have inclusion links with Morecambe Road School and some of our pupils have been going to access curriculum subjects such as ICT and Food Technology alongside pupils at the school, we are also looking forward to hosting pupils at Bleasdale in the future so that we can work and learn together during inclusion sessions.
Secondary pupils also enjoy learning outside the classroom. As part of the curriculum we regularly go out to explore the local community and what shops and services are in the local area and how to use them.
14-16 have taken part in inclusion sessions with Morecambe Road school, where pupils have come to Bleasdale to join our class in playing a range of games.
We continue our link with Dallam School, taking an active part in their Rebound Therapy lunch club with our friends there.
Students in the 16 – 19 department participate in the community activities both in the local and wider community wherever possible. These include links with 6th form students from Queen Elizabeth School to take part in multi skills and visits to the local swimming pool in Carnforth. In addition to this pupils take part in regular community shopping trips to local supermarkets to practise their skills learnt in class in a real life and functional environment. Some of our students attend More Music to take part in community music leisure sessions, while others attend an inclusive triking session at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. Those students on the supported employment pathway access appropriate work experience placements and or help run our pop up café Bleasdale Brews.
One parent said: ‘Bleasdale brings out the best of children.’
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Acting Headteacher: Mrs Kirsty Ashton
Bleasdale School, 27 Emesgate Lane
Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire
For general enquiries, please contact the School Office on the telephone number below. Your query will be dealt with by Elisa Tidman.