Higher Needs Base

Here at Sunnyside, we have two Higher Needs Bases (HNB) catering for children with moderate learning difficulties.
HNB1 is for the Year 3 and 4 children, whilst Years 5 and 6 are in HNB2. Our staff are highly skillled at working with children who have a variety of special needs. They promote a holistic approach to school life.
The children in our bases may need extra help in a range of areas, for example:

  • reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • making friends or relating to adults
  • organising themselves

Children learn at different rates and in different ways and so we follow a modified curriculum, differentiating work as appropriate to meet the children’s individual needs. Our aim is to help the children access the curriculum and reach their full potential. Depending upon their needs, children can be integrated¬† into mainstream classes, whilst some mainstream children may access our base provision.
Children are admitted from the Tees Valley area.