Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School (QEII School) is a Westminster maintained part of the Federation of Westminster Special Schools. It is an all-age (4 - 19) community special school for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. This is defined as pupils who present with:
- complex, profound and multiple learning difficulties where the majority of pupils are not engaged in subject specific learning;
- highly complex medical needs including some pupils with life-limiting conditions; and/or a range of severe physical disabilities; and/or complex mental health needs.
- severe speech and language disorders resulting in very limited or no verbal communication;
- high level of anxiety associated with their learning difficulties which may result in a range of challenging behaviour;
- highly complex sensory processing and sensory integration needs.
Our overall aim is to provide an educational environment which celebrates the uniqueness of every child and young person. We are flexible and responsive to the complex needs of each pupil and guide their learning to enable them to succeed. QEII has a highly committed and trained staff team who have expertise in teaching pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties. A comprehensive training programme for all staff plus opportunities for them to be involved in innovative projects enables us to expand the learning opportunities for pupils.
The curriculum is developmental and focuses on learning skills for life. Each pupil accesses the curriculum according to their own level of ability and they are supported and challenged to learn at a pace that will enable them to make good and outstanding progress. Teaching focuses on functional skills including life skills, communication, language and literacy, numeracy and technology; and creative learning delivered through art, drama, music, play and dance.