St Mary’s boasts a brand new, state of the art sensory room to support our pupils.
A sensory room is a calm space devoted to relaxing and developing the senses. Unlike a regular classroom, where each pupil is mostly expected to listen to the teacher, a sensory room provides children with the autonomy and freedom to analyze the self environment using their senses in their time.
St Mary’s Sensory room plays an important role for many of our pupils. For example:
- A sensory room offers a therapeutic space for children and adults with autism and other special needs.
- Choices of equipment can be used to improve a variety of physical and cognitive skills.
- The calm environment of a sensory room may help students with behavioural difficulties.
- Students learn to self-regulate emotions in a controlled environment.