Secondary Department

Rathore Secondary Department comprises of eight classes which includes two multi-sensory specific groups following a multi-sensory curriculum. The other five senior classes S1 to S6, are grouped by age and follow the Northern Ireland Curriculum adapted to meet the ability levels of the pupils.

Learning and teaching across the department takes a topic approach with schemes of work being developed for each curricular area. From the schemes of work, mid term planners are developed by each teacher to meet the specific needs of their class.

 A multi-disciplinary approach is promoted across the department and the therapy team work in partnership with classroom staff to ensure suitable programmes are in place for class groups and individual pupils as required.

The pupils across the department join together for assembly every Thursday morning to celebrate the events of the week.


We have two multisensory classes in the Secondary  Department .In addition to their severe learning difficulties, pupils may have other significant difficulties, such as physical, sensory impairment or a medical condition .

The two Multi-sensory class provide a nurturing , holistic and  child centred environment where  the pupils have access to a carefully planned, highly differentiated and well  resourced curriculum which is assessed using “Quest for Learning”, a bespoke assessment tool.