What makes us unique?
- A low arousal, enabling learning environment where children feel safe and secure.
- Quality First teaching throughout the school.
- National Curriculum adapted to meet individual needs.
- A personalised approach to holistic development, including a sensory diet.
- A working partnership with the family.
- Preparation for adulthood; accreditations and qualifications, life-skills and character building experiences.
What’s on offer
- 7 – 16
- Autistic Spectrum Conditions and associated complex needs
- Functional Skills, ASDAN, BTECs and GCSE qualifications
- Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and access to Educational Psychology
Silverways School is an independent special school which supports children and young people with autism and associated learning needs. The school is set in the heart of the community in Enfield Town, North London.
The focus at Silverways School is on maximising every child’s potential to develop into a confident, resilient and skilled young person who will make a positive contribution to society and live as independent a life as possible.
The school enables children to reach their full potential and achieve their own personal success, and to have the knowledge, accreditations and confidence to do that.
The curriculum is very individualised for the young person. Many of our children will come to us having missed a great deal of education, so we will develop programmes for them which address their individual needs and development stage as well as their specialist interests. We have specialist learning environments including Design Technology and Art, Food Technology suite and Science room.
When learning needs to be more experiential and play based, that is what we provide. When children are ready to adapt they will adjust to a more “hybrid” approach; a combination of play-based activities and a more formal learning model before they progress to a distinctly independent way of learning.
Curriculums are therefore designed to reflect their styles of learning, matching their individual needs and development stage, not their cognitive stage.
The outside play area has been carefully designed to give children a chance to be physically active or rest and recuperate between lessons in a quieter space. Movement is so important for children with autism as it helps them self-regulate. So with this in mind the play equipment has been designed to form a ‘sensory circuit’ which means children benefit from effects these movements have on their body and brain while simply ‘playing with friends’.