Headteacher Jeanette said: “We are very excited about welcoming our first young people to Silverways. At Silverways we provide a small, nurturing environment where the curriculum is personalised to meet individual need so that pupils can actively engage with learning. Many of the children we support will have found mainstream education challenging, and in some circumstances traumatic, many will have significant gaps in their attendance.
“At Silverways we support children to re-engage with education by providing a safe, low arousal, enabling environment in which to learn. My team of outstanding teachers and support staff have a proven track record of successfully teaching children who struggle to cope in school and every aspect of the school has been carefully designed to best meet children’s sensory needs, making it an ideal setting for pupils with ASC to thrive and flourish.
To support the needs of children with an autism spectrum condition, the school has a muted colour scheme, specialist lighting, individual work stations and visual communication systems. This is an approach which has already proven successful across Kedleston’s other London-based specialist autism provisions; Brookways and the ARC at Leaways School.
Jeanette added: “At Silverways we value the holistic development of the child. Our aim is not only to educate, but to develop the children’s social skills, self-confidence, and resilience. Wellbeing is at the heart of school life and forms the basis of our aim of preparing young people for adulthood.”
“Kedleston is really experienced in creating schools that support positive outcomes for children and young people, whatever difficulties they may experience. It’s a real privilege to be create and lead Silverways school and I look forward to welcoming our first pupils in really soon.”
Visit the school website and make sure you get in contact with the team to find out more about the fantastic Silverways School offer on email@example.com or 0800 024 6985.