What else is on offer?
The school provides the local area with a specially designed, state of the art learning environment which has been created to meet the needs of children and young people with autism.
Our classrooms are located to enable our young people to feel safe and calm. We aim for class sizes with no more than 6 children. The classrooms are designed and equipped to offer a need for a nurturing environment that meets sensory needs with specific colour schemes which are autism friendly. Each room has access to Wi-Fi with laptops, tablets, desktops, interactive boards, and adjustable sensory mood lighting enhance and support their school journey.
Sensory boxes with sensory play equipment are available for use at any time.
All the staff working with our young people are trained to support children and young people of a primary age with an autistic spectrum condition.
Outdoor learning is an important element for the primary group and the children have the opportunity to take their learning outside in the school grounds or at the local park.
The timetable for each young person is personalised for them. Break times and lunch/dinner times are scheduled to reduce any overwhelming situations for these younger children. Sessions are 45 minutes in length with regular movement breaks to help the children re-regulate and have fun.
All young people have access to a range dof clinical input from a Speech and Language Therapist and an Occupational Therapist.
The curriculum is personalised around each young person in order for them to have the greatest chance of achieving success and ultimately gaining the skills and qualifications needed for them to move on to the next phase of their life. We work with our young people to support them in understanding routine, structure, enjoying playing games, being able to take turns, form meaningful relationships, develop self-confidence and self-esteem and discover and reignite a passion for learning.