Why support this project?
We want our new sensory learning studio to inspire learning with specialist equipment that can support the development of skills for all our pupils, and especially those with complex and profound learning difficulties. Our continuous efforts to maintain the high standards that are necessary to enable our pupils to flourish is at the heart of why we require a new sensory studio.
What is an Immersive Sensory Learning Studio and why is it needed at Perseid?
This is a vital part of our curriculum offer. Sensory learning studios offer our pupils a safe learning space in which they can develop areas of visual skill such as visual awareness, visual acuity, tracking and visual fixation. Pupils can stimulate senses in a controlled manner and develop their choice making, cause and effect, independence, regulation and relaxation, something which pupils with complex learning profiles can find overwhelming in busy environments. Having access to an immersive environment will support pupil engagement, skill development and learning, in a fun, purposeful way.
Our current sensory learning studio has been established for a long time and is now in need of a revamp to ensure it is immersive, fully interactive and above all fit for purpose for a pupil population who have increasingly complex learning profiles.
Why is it needed now?
So that learning can continue in an immersive, enriching, purpose built environment to meet the complex sensory needs of our pupils.
Why is it important to us?
At Perseid, we pride ourselves on the achievements of our pupils, the expertise of our staff, our outstanding facilities and our reputation as a centre of excellence. We want our new sensory studio to inspire learning through the use of specialist equipment to support skills development for all pupils on site. Our continuous efforts to maintain high standards that enable our pupils to flourish is at the heart of this campaign.
How will the funds be used?
We will use the funds raised to undertake a complete revamp of our existing sensory learning studio. The new design will be engaging, vibrant, exciting and innovative, with equipment which is easy to set up, control and operate by the teacher. This will also enable the teacher to engineer new learning experiences based on the learning styles of the children. It will be a visually uncluttered, easy to use space fully focused on pupil learning. The room will be low maintenance to ensure learning time is maximised. There will be strong links to curriculum subjects. The funds raised will enable us to purchase the control systems, lighting, sound, projection, systems set up and training to ensure the room can be effectively and safely used by staff and pupils.
How much do we want to raise?
The cost of the current proposal is just under £40,000.The funds will support the control systems, lighting, sound, projection, systems set up and training to ensure it can be effectively and safely used by staff and pupils. The provider we would like to work with is Clarity in Sound, Light and Vision Limited.
Why use the provider Clarity?
Clarity have a strong and successful track record in creating learning environments of this kind, and considers itself an industry leading expert in this field.
They have built previous highly effective sensory studios across our school. As a known provider, we already have a secure trusted relationship with Clarity who fully and expertly understand our requirements and have skill in designing future-proofed systems for simplicity and convenience of use. The team are accustomed to specifying high quality professional equipment of proven reliability from reputable manufacturers. We have found their on-site and off-site technical support and advice to be dependable and reliable.
What happens if the project fails?
If the project fails the impact on our pupils learning will be detrimental.
Thank you for your interest in our project and for your donation (big or small!) to our fundraiser.