My name is Anabel Drought, I am part of the Senior Leadership team.
Prior to working at Beacon Hill I worked in a school in London for students with SLD / PMLD for 9 years as Head of Assessment. I have since worked at Beacon Hill as Head of ICT and as a Specialist Leader in Education focusing on ICT for pupils with PMLD. I became the Head of Secondary in 2016 and I am now the Head of the Middle department for students in Upper Key Stage 2 through to Key Stage 3 and some of Key Stage 4.
In the Middle Department we have 8 classes,
3 Upper Key Stage 2
3 Key Stage 3
2 ASC specific classes which have students ranging from Upper KS2 to KS4.
We strongly believe that our pupils deserve a curriculum which is personalised and developmental and offers meaningful real life contexts for learning. As the students move through the school, greater emphasis is placed on developing skills needed for independence. In the Middle department, the curriculum is presented formally and informally according to specific needs of the students through broad topics and specific subject teaching within streamed and class groups. Follow the curriculum link to look at what is being covered this term across the department.
If you would like to contact me for further information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call school on 0191 6430000 to arrange a meeting