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New Resources Supporting PMLD Pupils

The students in our PMLD classes have been exploring some new resources to support our Positive Looking programme.  For students with visual difficulties, providing a good contrast between the background and an object can help them to focus their attention.  This may be achieved by having a plain black, white or coloured background or by using a light box.  Having a transparent tray on top of the box helps to keep the object being explored from escaping!  Another new piece of equipment is a small disco ball.  Here it is being operated by a student via the yellow switch, a large button that is pressed in order to complete the power circuit.  This gives students more independence as they choose to turn the lights on or off.  The disco ball also helps students with visual impairments to practice tracking the lights across the wall or ceiling.  A lot of concentration is needed to focus on and track objects, but our new equipment is helping us to make it fun for our students as well as developing their visual awareness skills.

“I can” Say the V Group

To celebrate our topic If “I can”,  V group have been honing their skills in different activities to build self-esteem and explore different recreational and functional opportunities. Each member of the V group staff team shared their own talents and skill for a week of exciting encounters. Pupils explored Salsa Dancing, Martial Arts, Cooking, Robotics and Karaoke!

Melland High School to be Extended

I am delighted to tell you that Manchester LA has approved funding for our recent proposal to extend Melland High School by an additional, purpose built 8 classrooms.

Approval of this exciting project recognises the successful impact of the work of both Bright Futures Educational Trust and Melland High School.

It will enable the school to extend its outstanding provision to meet the needs of many more children and young people with SEND across the city.

I would also like to thank parents, carers and governors for their continued and much valued support.

I will keep you updated as the project progresses

Sue Warner


Melland Maths Resource

Last term the 4D group in their maths lesson created a short film for the Melland Maths Resource series of maths lessons. The film is a real-life problem and then a lesson on division and sharing out. The students hope that this film and the other films in the series will help to remind themselves and other students the lessons they have learned in class.

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Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
Ofsted CEOP