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Riverside School

Riverside Special School, Fennel Road BT41 4PB

02894 428946

Shared Education


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

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

  •  Riverside EArly Years Department
  • Steeple Nursery
  • St. Joseph's Nursery

Pupils benefit from so many opportunities through Shared edcuation in our unique, cross-community, cross-phase and cross -sector partnership. Such opportunities include playing with pupils from the other schools at each school venue, Media initiatives, an end of term outing to Streamvale farm and opportunites to attend fun events together throughout the year.

As well as joint learning and inclusion, the staff also get to share good practice as they continue their own professional development. Last year, staff representing all three schools attended a Teacher Professional Learning course entitled, ' Playful Learning in Practice.' The knowledge and skills learned on this course were very useful and were brought back to be shared with the shared edcuation partnership. an outdoor play plan was drawm up and used for shared education play at Riverside school. This year, staff will also join together to take part in three twilights. A cluster group has been formed to roll out a Media initiaitves programme after recent training. We also hope to form a music and movement cluster.

The project continues with it's parent work that will be jointly led by Mrs Kerry Teague and Miss Carly Lambert. Both ladies have lots of plans to help parents with their own  personal skills and children's learning including; drop in for a chat and coffee sessions, well-being training, positive behaviour practices and much more. Two staff will be trained in the latest Incredible Years prorgramme for Autism and it is hoped that parents will have the opportunity to participate in a 14 week Incredible Years programme.

Keep an eye out for the new Shared Education facebook page to keep updated with information.


SESP co-ordinator: Miss Carly Lambert

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