Brookways School London is part of Kedleston Group Ltd and the model for this new school is based on the success of the Autism Resource for Children (The ARC) at Leaways School in East London.
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 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, Brookways ensure that all children who attend the school thrive.
Education and support staff work alongside and collaborate with therapeutic staff, mirroring the diverse and creative staff team of Brookways’ sister school in East London, Leaways.
All students 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 students 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.
Our mission is to develop confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions. We work in partnership with young people, their families and carers and other stakeholders to achieve outcomes which make a difference.