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Riverside School

Riverside Special School, Fennel Road BT41 4PB

02894 428946

Shared Education


Shared Education play at Steeple 30.11.17

Classes involved: St Joseph's nursery, Steeple nursery, Riverside

Shared Education play at St Joseph's 30.11.17

Classes involved: St Joseph's nursery, Steeple nursery, Riverside

Ciara from St Joseph's said, "I love it when they (Riverside pupils) play with me but they don't talk. They must be shy."

Shared Education play at St Joseph's 26.10.17

Shared Education play at St Joseph's 19.10.17

The Education Authority has been given responsibility for taking forward implementation of the Shared Education Signature Project.

Riverside School are now into their third year of their Shared Education Signature Project which involves joint learning and inclusion between :

  •  Riverside Junior Department
  • Steeple Nursery
  • St. Joseph's Nursery

As well as joint learning and inclusion, the staff also get to share good practice as they continue their own professional development. Last year, two very successful cluster groups formed. One teacher cluster that had a focus on play based learning and one teacher and nursery assistant cluster that had a focus on creative Literacy. The Creative Literacy cluster created a very useful and informative booklet that was disseminated around schools in the whole region.

 This year, staff will join together to take part in three twilights: Creative Literacy (the delivery of the information gathered from last year), Sensory room (teaching the curriculum through sensory work and helping challenging behaviour)  and Music and Movement (delivery of information from a new cluster group formed).

The project continues with it's parent work that will be jointly led by Mrs Kerry Teague and Miss Cathy Gaston. Both ladies have lots of plans to help parents with their own  personal skills and children's learning including  the opportunity to participate in a 14 week Incredible Years programme, drop in for a chat and coffee sessions, well-being training and much more.

Keep an eye out for the Shared Educations monthly newsletters to keep updated with information.SESP co-ordinator: Miss Cathy Gaston

Parent Worker: Mrs Kerry Teague

School Principals:

Riverside - Mr Colin Ward

Steeple Nursery - Mrs Zelda Scarlett

St. Joseph's Nursery - Mrs Anne Maguire


End of Year Celebration Video

June 2017