Special Education Needs
Through our structured programme of assessment we may feel that your child could benefit from a little 'extra help'. In Kilbride Central we believe pupils have the best of both worlds; our classes are small meaning mainstream teaching is delivered in an environment where every child has the best chance of receiving the individual attention they need within the classroom setting, but where this is not enough there is also the opportunity for a little 'booster' either through Reading Partners or via our experienced Learning Support Staff.
Where children are experiencing greater difficulty we work alongside parents to provide a more regular programme of literacy and numeracy support via a home programme, classroom withdrawal and either small or one-to-one teaching.
I.C.T. is central to our delivery of the Northern Ireland Curriculum in all classes. ICT is used as a tool to enhance teaching and learning in all subjects but is also delivered as a 'stand alone' subject in its own right to ensure our pupils are equipped to deal with the increasing demands for ICT skills in the post-primary education and the workplace of the future.
Foundation classes (P1 and P2) access a key-skills programme which prepares them for P3-7 where they will have the opportunity to learn about programming, web design, presenting, publishing, movie-making, animation and even a bit of podcasting!
We have excellent resourcres to enhance our delivery of ICT including a fully equipped ICT suite with 20 computers - enough for mot of our classes to have a 1:1 pupil/computer ratio.
Pupils and staff at Kilbride central absolutely love our full and varied programme of extra-curricular activities which run all year round! A huge effort is made to ensure there is something to suit all ages and interests. Clubs for Key Stage 1 pupils normally run between 1:50-2:50pm, always a favourite with parents who do the dreaded double pick up!
Activities in pupils in Key Stage 2 normally take place between 2:50pm-3:50pm. We have a multi-talented staff who provide teacher-led clubs in sport, Scripture Union, Cycling, Arts and ICT to name just a few. Our programme is complimented by externally provided clubs which are always extremely popular. These include football provided by Playsport NI, Spanish from our friends at HolaBonjour! and music lessons from The Music Rooms.