Our Special Rooms
Our sensory room comes equipped with a bubble tube, ultra violet light, wind machine, sensory touch lights, soundboards and a full size digital white board. We also have equipment to beam images onto the floor or a chair top work tray. Classes have time tabled slots to use this resource to help meet the sensory needs of their pupils. Lunchtime clubs are also run in the sensory room.
The snoozelum is a dedicated room for the wellbeing of pupils. It contains a heated water bed, music facility and mini spot lighting. Pupils find it a calming environment to relax and unwind. The soothing atmosphere of the room is apparent as soon as the door is opened.
We also employ a councillor to support individual’s mental health needs.
Our popular therapy room is managed by our in-house sensory occupational therapist as well as our speech and language therapist. Pupils are assessed for a sensory diet which is then followed both in class and in the therapy room to promote emotional regulation. We also offer structured ‘eating’ groups and ‘friendship’ groups in this area.
Just off of one of our playgrounds we have a large soft play room timetabled for all ages. There is a large ball pool, swing and dark den. Here, pupils can practice social communication skills with friends including turn taking and sharing.
Lexden Springs’ swimming and hydrotherapy pool is warm, inviting and extremely popular with pupils. We employ a qualified swimming instructor and assistant to support our pupils to become swimmers and become confident in the water. We have large separate girl/boy changing rooms as well as an adult changing room. For pupils with additional mobility needs we have a changing bed and hoist and our physio key worker may accompany pupils on a 1:1 basis in the pool, encouraging physical movements. The pool can also be accessed by shallow steps. Please ensure you provide your child with a named towel and named swimwear, which is washed and ready for their next swimming lesson (also a swimming nappy if required).
* Please be aware that any pupil who has returned to school following sickness and/or diarrhoea will be unable to swim for two weeks. This is also the case for pupils who are on antibiotics for any infection. We have this policy to ensure the maintenance of our pool’s maximum hygiene level. Thank you for your understanding.