Welcome to The Base – Birch Squirrel Class

Welcome to Birch Squirrel class, we provide specialist provision for children with Autism and social and communication difficulties.  Teaching strategies are responsive to the children’s individual needs and promote positive behaviour.  These include clear routines, structured teaching and social stories.  The Base has been adapted to provide a friendly environment for children with ‘social communication difficulties’ and we have access to an outside area.

Mrs McGowan is the full time class teacher with teaching assistant Mrs Ellis.  Our themes this year will include ‘The Stone Age’, ‘Liverpool’ and ‘The Anglo Saxons’. 

We believe each pupil is entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant to his/her educational needs.  Our aim in Birch Class is to ensure that all children have their needs met within a caring and supportive environment.

Open Door

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please come and speak to a member of the team.  We are always happy to listen and try our very best to help.

Useful Links

Secondary Schools

Claremount Specialist Sports College 

Foxfield School

Hilbre High School


Brilliant groups to look at and join for the whole family

M.A.C.S – Merseyside Autistic Children’s Society – parents run group

Wirral Autistic Society

Autism Together


Activities to do outside school

Did you know that the Light Cinema in New Brighton do autism friendly cinema sessions – with

dimmed lighting and lowered sound? Check out their websiteThe Light Cinema

Wirral riding school and Foxes riding school provide Riding for the Disabled sessions.

Visit Tam O’Shanter Farm Its Free!

Autism Friendly Shopping at Cheshire Oaks

School holidays

Did you know that Manchester Airport provide a unique service for Autistic passengers and their family?

Good links for specialist equipment – E.G ear defenders

Have a go at making your own sensory toys!!

Staying safe on the internet