Our vision is to be a centre of excellence for the education of students with autism. We aim to offer them outstanding facilities in every respect, where they can develop independence and life skills, and integrate into mainstream education with the support they need to help them cope.
We believe that all students should have the opportunity to learn in a place where they feel safe and free from anxiety. As well as a place of safety, we provide an environment of stimulation and challenge where students are able to engage in their interests and fulfil their academic and social potential; a place that offers them a sense of belonging and well-being; a place where they can grow into adulthood with the same expectations as everyone else and meet the challenges of 21st century life. It is our goal is to help our students acquire the skills they need to do this. To achieve this, we offer a mixture of support in mainstream lessons, small groups or some individual work when appropriate.
Our mission is to provide a broad and balanced education where students are supported to fully develop their academic and social potential. We aim to meet their individual needs and to ensure they have the confidence and skills to realise their ambitions.
Our aims are:
To be a model of excellence for integration into mainstream school.
To provide a place of safety and belonging as well as a place of challenge.
To promote social communication and develop life skills. To promote the use of person-centred learning plans to offer a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant education.
To promote the use of individualised learning plans to offer a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant education.
To provide effective guidance and realistic but challenging expectations using clear goals and a consistent approach.
To provide a place where each student is valued as an individual and given the support to help them cope with whatever they find challenging.
For parents who are looking for more at home support and strategies please see below:
Pinpoint is a parent-led support organisation for Cambridgeshire families including a wealth of really helpful local information such as:- information and contacts with professionals and expert advisors support groups across the County training and workshops speaking up on issues affecting families www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk Tel: 01480 877333 Email: email@example.com
Spectrum is a parent-led charity providing events, days out and support for children with autism, learning difficulties and additional needs. https://spectrum.org.uk/ Tel: 01223 955404 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find below a link to a resource compiled by Cambridgeshire library services and therefore available to borrow. They are a selection of books written by people with autism and their families, sharing their own personal accounts and experiences, and titles written by healthcare and medical professionals, who specialise in the field of autism.