Gesher is a new educational project aimed at transforming the lives of Jewish primary aged children (aged 5-11) with special educational needs. Our vision is to create a school by 2017 that allows 56 children to access a Jewish primary special school.
Gesher will be an independent Jewish special primary school, based in the London Borough of Barnet, for children who will have learning potential and experience difficulties with:
Gesher aims to promote a culture where children feel happy, safe and secure. The school will recognise that no two children are the same. We will aim to follow the National Curriculum, but differentiate it according to the needs of the pupil. The children will feel part of a community and nurtured to feel confident to learn and to forge social relationships. The Gesher learning team will be personalised and holistic, it will be centred around each individual child to ensure a positive school experience and outcome. The school’s approach will be forward thinking and innovative. Our children will be proud to belong to our community and have a sound knowledge of their own value and purpose in the world. We want to enable them to think creatively and independently. They should feel confident about the transition to a mainstream environment and that a future full of different possibilities is attainable.
We are currently working to develop our educational policy and practice. However at this stage we know that the school will: