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Key information

  • Day
  • 7 – 16
  • Specialist ASC School
  • GCSEs, Entry Level, Functional Skills, BTEC qualifications
  • Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy
  • Autism Education Trust staff trained
  • Follow Autism Education Trust standards

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.

The school is a calm, quiet, low arousal, safe, positive and nurturing place where children and young people can learn and grow.

Class sizes are very small, and classrooms are ‘enabling environments’ with sensory lighting, muted colours, individual work stations and visual timetables. The curriculum is designed to meet the specific academic, social, emotional and sensory needs of each individual child. Through close partnerships with families, professionals and the wider community, we ensure that all children and young people thrive.

Education and support staff work alongside and collaborate with therapeutic and pastoral team. All children and young people benefit from a range of whole school approaches: sensory friendly spaces, a visual communication system, individual, personalised programmes designed by education and therapeutic specialist staff. The therapeutic team matches the needs of the children and young people and is made up of an Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Therapist.  As the school grows, we will also employ an Occupational Therapy Assistant and a Therapeutic Arts Facilitator.

At Brookways School we use Sleuth to analyse and record behaviour and development of our pupils. This software sits alongside our own assessment framework that can measure the progress of our pupils in relation to the essential skills.