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Our School

Our pupils all have a diagnosis of Autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties aged 5-16 years, and staff are trained in Autism specific strategies to support each individual child.

Through our values, as a school we aim to:

  • Build up children’s confidence and motivation to learn through the use of a range of learning and teaching styles. 
  • Provide a broad and balanced pupil centred curriculum that meets the needs of our incredibly varied learners across the school.
  • Embed key skills in order to prepare children for real-life and everyday situations.
  • Provide opportunities to apply knowledge and learning in practical ways.
  • Develop social skills and encourage children to become more active citizens within the school community and beyond.
  • Provide enrichment opportunities where learning and teaching can take place in a variety of ways both within and beyond the classroom.
  • Provide a creative approach to planning and delivery that incorporates and embeds the most relevant aspects of the National Curriculum.

Our pupils arrive with typically spiky academic and social profiles and have often had challenging times in education. They may struggle to feel safe and exhibit signs of anxiety. This can often be seen through their behaviour, which may be communicating they are worried, anxious or don’t understand something.

Our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach to supporting children in school is a compassionate and proactive approach that will always be guided by and built around each individual and their strengths, challenges, and interests, combining elements of different approaches and frameworks as appropriate.