Kisharon Day School is the only Jewish special needs school in North West London. The school can accommodate 28 children and caters for a wide range of educational needs, from moderate learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders to more severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties.
The children are taught through highly individualised programmes which incorporate therapeutic intervention. The curriculum is adapted to focus around the teaching of Jewish values and how they are applied to everyday life. The students have the opportunity to develop further through work experience programmes which prepare them for involvement in the community.
In a nearby building Tuffkid, an integrated nursery, accommodates 26 children from two years of age. Tuffkid welcomes children who are experiencing developmental problems.
At Tuffkid Nursery, children with special needs play and learn alongside mainstream children. The high staff to pupil ratio and the child development expertise makes this a very sought after environment.
Tuffkid is able to provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy where necessary. Early intervention can prove critical in preventing future difficulties. Tuffkid is an essential stepping stone for parents in their struggle to come to terms with their child’s disability. From the comfort of a mainstream setting, parents are encouraged to voice their concerns and fight for their child's educational rights.