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Overview of Ysgol Maes y Coed


School Setting

  • Ysgol Maes y Coed is a school for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

  • Ysgol Maes y Coed is a state school that serves the region of Neath Port Talbot in South Wales.

  • Our school is for pupils aged between 3 and 19 years old.

  • There are 101 pupils within our school, 14 Teachers and 75 Teaching Assistants.


Educational Content

  • We teach an adapted version of the British National Curriculum, and follow a scheme called EQUALS in the secondary part of the school (with pupils aged 11 to 19).

  • There are around 7 pupils per classroom.

  • We place much emphasis upon communication skills, social skills and independence skills at Ysgol Maes y Coed.

  • All of our pupils have Individual Education Plans that target areas for development according to each pupil’s individual needs.

  • Many of our pupils have specific Individual Behaviour Plans, Care Plans, Speech and Language Therapy Plans, Feeding Plans and Physiotherapy Plans.

  • Some pupils integrate into mainstream schools for certain sessions.

  • Some pupils aged over 16 have support to complete work experience.


Educational Facilities

  • We have a wide range of specialised facilities and equipment to teach our pupils, including a hydrotherapy pool, therapy rooms, a sensory room, soft play room, daily living skills room and sensory garden.

  • Many of our pupils require daily medical care, so we have a school nurse permanently based at Ysgol Maes y Coed.

  • There are many professionals that visit school to work with each classroom, including Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Multi-Sensory Input Therapists, Social Workers, Doctors and Reflexologists to name a few.

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