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Formal Education Department
KSPH offers a formal education as part of our equipping program.
The education section is headed by a Head teacher with a team of 14 teaching staff.
The Head teacher is in charge of the assessment, placement and admission of pupils, along with supervision of teaching and learning process.
The school starts with a reception class. This class is pupil centered, and is structured to continuously assess the individual child to prepare the pupils for primary one.
From Primary One to Seven, KSPH follows the Ugandan National Curriculum for primary schools. Children do the required subjects that is English, Math, Science, and Literacy. When the child reaches primary seven they are required to sit for the National leaving exams (PLE) in order to advance to the next level of education.
In all classes, children are grouped according to their learning challenges with one lesson plan, having more than three approaches, to effectively help the individual children.
As part of its functional teaching, and seeking to orient every child toward their maximum independence and development the classes are divided into groups.
There are three groups of Pupils:
- Pupils who can learn the Uganda national curriculum with adapted teaching.
- Pupils trained by stressing on the vocational aspect of the lesson i.e. learning the vocational skills.
- Pupils trained on self-help skills i.e. activities of daily living.
The class has four teachers who help make the transition into Primary school a smooth one.
The children still learn through play and singing even though their day will be a little more structured than it was in Reception. They learn to sit at a table for a little longer than they are used to, but they will still also be learning in a variety of ways; while moving around, in groups.
Having the four teachers in the class makes it possible for the teachers to pay attention to the individual needs of the children.
For primary two we place emphasis on reading and vocabulary training after the reception and subject inclusion in primary one.
We group the students in small groups and every group is headed by a teacher that is in charge.
The class constitutes of two teachers and a volunteer; this enables the students to cope and adapt the new learning structure .
At the end of Primary two we expect a child to have learnt writing and reading as they progress to primary three for further development.
Lessons are conducted as per standard national curriculum which spells out what is to be taught i.e. Math, Integrated Science, English, English and Social Studies.
Non examinable subjects also taught include Creative Art and Performing Education(C.A.P.E 1, 2 and 3), Physical Education and MDD.
At primary seven, the pupils sit for the National primary leaving exams (PLE). Arrangements are made with Uganda National Examinations Board to have individual examination transcribers for pupils with respective challenges.
ICT lessons are covered in all classes, from primary one all through to vocational.
Our aim is to ensure that:
- All children have functional computer literacy
- They are open to the current approaches of learning and gathering knowledge from the internet
- They become resourceful participants in the digital world.
KSPH has put a range of adaptions in place to make it easy for the children accomplish these objectives. We have a fully equipped and easily accessible Computer room.
Since rehabilitation is a continuous process and is part and parcel of the lives of Cerebral Palsy children, therapy is integrated in the daily class timetable.
Specialized equipment is also provided for children (e.g. thick padded pencils for pupils with poor grip, desk / chair seat for those using feet to write, special desks for wheelchair users etc.) and lessons are designed by therapists to facilitate the respective pupils’ learning challenges.