On behalf of the pupils, governors and staff, I am delighted to welcome you to our school’s website.
Thank you for visiting our school’s website and I hope you enjoy your virtual journey around Ifield School. I do hope our school’s website will provide relevant and meaningful information for you.
I am very proud of our pupils’ achievements and am delighted to share and celebrate their successes with our community. I hope you enjoy exploring our website and viewing the range of events and learning that takes place throughout the school year.
Together we aim to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment in which everyone can achieve their very best. Our school encourages pupils to learn resilience and develop high self-esteem, whilst always respecting the rights of others in the community. Pupils are prepared for adulthood and develop confidence, so that they fully belong to their community and society. We aim to value, support and challenge our pupils to achieve success. Our staff team are fully committed to provide a happy, safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment, rich in creativity, challenge, ambition and cultural development.
We pride ourselves on our warm, positive and welcoming environment and we constantly strive to provide learning experiences that engage, inspire and are personalised to meet the individual needs of all our pupils. Our pupils are a real pleasure to teach and support and we are very proud of their successes.
I hope you will be able to visit Ifield School, when appropriate to experience first-hand our very special school which serves special needs across the Gravesham District.
Please feel welcome to contact the school’s office, if you would like any further information.
Mrs Maddie Arnold-Jones
The best way to learn any skill is to take every opportunity to practise and Ifield Life offers pupils the opportunity to do just that. The three bedroom, fully equipped wooden bungalow is situated within the grounds of Ifield School.
Ifield SMILE is a consultation, information and training centre. Professionals from schools, other agencies, parents and carers are welcome to visit the SMILE Centre to attend courses and conferences, seek advice and information or to borrow resources.
The woodland provides an outdoor classroom where pupils not only learn but also experience the world around them. The natural setting of the woodland encourages pupils' learning and independence.
This environment is perfect for pupils who have physical disabilities and restricted movement because it allows them to feel free, comfortable and almost weightless.
The sensory room is a special room designed to develop a child's sense, through special lighting, music, and objects. It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills.
Nestling within the quadrangle at Ifield School is our amazing sensory garden. The garden was designed with learning in mind and is used for quiet contemplation as well as more active pursuits.
The Rainbow room has been divided into three different zones; Soft Space, Work Together and Physiotherapy. Pupils at the early levels of communication development and mobility are benefitting from the calm learning environment. Pupils are enjoying having opportunities to develop personalised learning including Intensive Interaction, TacPac and sensory stories.
The sensory swing room is used by pupils who need the additional rhymical sensory input that is offered by the swing as part of a sensory diet.
Sensory circuits are physical activities that help to alert, organise and calm the senses of pupils so that they are ready to engage in learning.