Welcome to the Pink Class page
Pink Class is a Secondary Ready to Learn Class which focuses on academic learning as well as life skills activities. We have thirteen children ranging from Year 9 to Year 11. Alongside our curricular learning, we have lots of opportunities to take part in developing our Social Communication skills and our turn-taking abilities. We do a lot of activities around the preparation for adulthood with our pupils to ensure that they are the best prepared they can be for life after The Mendip School.
This year Pink Class are starting their academic qualifications in English and Maths for both Entry Level and GCSE. We have specialist teachers for different lessons and follow the National Curriculum. The pupils also have one Options session a week in which they can choose to either take part in Humanities or the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Every day, we have Snack Time and make our own snacks, usually toast and fruit. We also watch Newsround every day and enjoy discussing the various topics in the news. At the moment, because of Covid 19, we are also taking part in lots of Thrive activities which include activities such as making playdoh, mindful colouring and playing games (Uno is a great favourite) to ensure that our pupils are emotionally ready to learn and happy to be coming to school.
Angela has been teaching for 11 years, firstly in primary mainstream schools as a SENCo and latterly at TMS as English Lead. She loves teaching children of all ages and her aim is to encourage every child to achieve their potential, both academically and socially. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family (her husband and three grown up children), reading, exploring and yoga.
Emily is trained as an Occupational Therapist who has been working as a teaching assistant for the last 6 years: in mainstream primary and at TMS. She is passionate about every child reaching their potential socially, emotionally and physically. Her interests include running, walking and the natural world.
Heather is a qualified teacher having previously taught in Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. She has a background in Art and Design and is DT Lead at TMS. Heather feels passionately that every child is given the opportunity to be creative and express their individuality.