Camelot College is a private school that does not receive any government financial assistance and caters to the specific needs of children who require more individual attention than what can be offered in a normal government mainstream school. The classes are smaller and individual attention is given to the children. All costs and expenditures have to be funded by the school.
|The need for a school in Durban that could accommodate Visual Learning methods and other remedial needs, has for a long time been apparent.
The brainchild of Pat Strachan, a highly qualified Remedial Teacher, Camelot College was established in January 2003. The school started with 12 pupils and has grown steadily since its inception.
Classes are small and each class has a fully qualified teacher. Teacher Assistants and also on hand.
- Ignores verbal instructions more frequently than the average child.
- Is imaginative and enjoys fantasy games and may tell exaggerated stories.
- Is very sensitive and may resort to tears with little provocation.
- Has no sense of time. e.g. dressing in the morning; difficulty in completing tasks.
- Avoids doing homework; leaves books either at home or school.
- Is often not competitive and frequently doesn't enjoy team sports. Can be a loner.
- Verbal instructions are often confused and the learner resorts to checking with others before commencing.
- In a lesson where the verbal content is high the learner may opt out by daydreaming.
- They are poor listeners and reluctant readers.
- Concentration fluctuates.
- A frustrated and unmotivated learner may present as restless and disruptive.
- Sequencing skills are weak.
- Ideas and thought processes are generally quite divergent.