We deliver an ambitious curriculum plan which is consistent with the vision and the anticipated pupil intake.
We draw on the best practice nationally in curriculum development for all pupils: that is, it will be for us to design and implement established and innovative teaching, learning and support strategies to ensure pupils have access to the EYFS, primary, secondary and post-16 curriculum – adjusting the curriculum always and only where that best meets the individual needs of each pupil.
Specific approaches to teaching for pupils with ASD
Teaching and learning approaches are in line with those of the National Autistic Society. Rather than adopting one ASD specific teaching method the school have an eclectic approach that combine the best elements of the best methods and practices. All approaches are ethical and proven to be effective through research and experience. They all are delivered under the National Autistic Society’s SPELL framework of principles for good practice in Autism.
Use of ICT across the curriculum
We make full use of specialist ICT hardware and software to ensure curriculum access for all our pupils and to help them to engage fully in their learning.
The enrichment programme
The enrichment programme include a wide range of age-appropriate activities which will help pupils to continue to develop key skills and acquire important knowledge and understanding. In particular, and especially for our oldest pupils, these will focus on the development of pupils’ independent living skills.