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  • NAS Church Lawton School
    Website
    http://www.autism.org.uk/churchlawton

    Description
    Church Lawton School is a free school sponsored by The National Autistic Society (NAS). Church Lawton School caters for 60 children and young people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) aged 4 to 19. The school is a collaboration between the NAS and local authorities, voluntary groups, schools and parents. The school will benefit from the NAS's 50 years’ experience in the autism education sector and an evidenced commitment to continually improving outcomes for children and young people with autism. Free schools represent a new model of education.  Inclusion opportunities will be available for each child and may involve joining certain classes at mainstream school, or going to after-school clubs and other social occasions. Information Technology (IT) will be used to offer a range of learning opportunities and participation in community events will be encouraged. For some children, the first step toward inclusion will be learning to tolerate being in a classroom with one or more peers. Church Lawton School will have a ‘revolving door’ policy for some pupils and equip them with the skills they need to be able to return to mainstream education.

    Located address
    Principal Paul Scales, Cherry Tree Avenue, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST7 3EL, tel: 01270 877601


  • NAS Daldorch House School
    Website
    www.autism.org.uk/daldorch

    Description
    NAS Daldorch House School is an independent, residential and day, special school managed by The National Autistic Society (NAS). The children and young people have a wide range of abilities, additional support needs and a primary diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The school provides a fusion of care and education across 24 hours for children and young people. Daldorch House School has developed a range of flexible services to provide direct support to young people with autism and associated conditions. A residential and day time 'Short Breaks Service' has been established to complement the existing year round residential and day school provision.

    Located address
    Principal Bernadette Casey, Sorn Road, Catrine, East Ayrshire KA5 6NA, tel: 01290 551666, fax: 01290 553399


  • NAS Daldorch House School - Arran House - South Lanarkshire Campus
    Website
    www.autism.org.uk/daldorch

    Description
    A satellite provision from Daldorch House School, we provide care and education to young people on the autism spectrum within a small residential and educational setting. We provide direct support on a 52 week a year basis. The service covers South Lanarkshire only.

    Located address
    Registered Service Manager Suzanne Jones, St Leonards, East Kilbride G74 , tel: 01355 246242


  • NAS Helen Allison School
    Website
    www.helenallisonschool.org.uk

    Description
    The school's Key Stage 1-Key Stage 3 (KS1-KS3) departments at Meopham provide education for students mainly aged 5-14 years. Students are divided into small groups with a class teacher and support staff. There are 7 classrooms, each with a main work area, 1:1 work room, and domestic area, each classroom opens onto a small play area. The school has a hall, dining room and kitchen, together with specialist classrooms for music, art, design technology, library and therapy rooms. In the grounds of the school there is a play area, garden and conservation area. The village of Meopham is semi-rural with easy access to more rural areas, main line train station and main roads. The school has a therapy department consisting of Speech and Language therapists, Occupational Therapist, assistants as well as a Psychology team. The school's KS4 and KS5 department is based in Longfield and is called the 'Hub'. All students at the Hub follow programmes and examination courses that support their transition into adult life. Emphasis is placed on work experience, life skills and decision making. The schools residences are in Gravesend which has easy access to a wide range of shops, public amenities and public transport. The residences have a high staff ratio and offer a range of activities appropriate to the curriculum. Flexible respite facilities are provided in the evening, during half term, weekends and holidays. Volunteers may be accepted to work with the pupils and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check would be required. The school uses the Structure, Positive (approaches and expectations), Empathy, Low arousal, Links (SPELL) framework. The school also provides flexi-boarding.

    Located address
    Principal Susan Conway, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent DA13 0EW, tel: 01474 814878, fax: 01474 812033


  • NAS Radlett Lodge School
    Website
    www.autism.org.uk/radlettlodge

    Description
    Radlett Lodge School was founded in 1974 specialising in educating children with autism aged from 4-19 years of age. Rated Ofsted Outstanding, we accommodate 55 day pupils – 14 of which are weekly and termly boarders. Children are funded by the Local Education Authorities (LEAs) we work with. Facilities include 9 classrooms, art & technology area, teaching kitchen, sensory room, soft play, gymnasium and 2 playgrounds. We offer early years, primary, secondary and post-16 education following the principles of MyProgress. At every stage we design your child's curriculum individually around their needs, interests and skills. All of our pupils follow a differentiated National Curriculum, with a strong emphasis on communication and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHCE) in all lessons. From age 4 to 16 years, we teach all subjects including literacy, numeracy, science, history, geography, information and communications technology (ICT), religious education (RE), physical education (PE), and a range of arts-related subjects. The curriculum is extremely flexible, and your child will learn at a level and pace to suit them, in addition to being in a class alongside pupils of similar abilities. We are proud of our Post 16 unit which is completely personalised, and our person-centred planning approach enables you and your child to plan their Post 16 education in order to provide them with what they need to prepare for adult life. The curriculum is geared specifically to the needs of pupils. We are able to offer a variety of flexi-boarding packages for pupils who attend the school. The school also offers flexi-boarding and parent networking. Other types of short breaks offered by the school are flexi-boarding for all pupils on school roll and weekend.

    Located address
    Principal Jo Galloway, Harper Lane, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 9HW, tel: 01923 854922, fax: 01923 859922


  • NAS Robert Ogden School
    Website
    www.autism.org.uk/robertogden

    Description
    The NAS Robert Ogden School aims to provide each child will: receive teaching of the highest quality which includes autism-specific techniques; learn in an appropriately safe and stimulating environment; be encouraged to aim for high standards in their own learning and achievement; benefit from good communication between home and school; learn good behaviour and attitudes so that they can make a positive contribution to school life; study a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum; learn in a caring and cared for environment; be given support in their learning at all times; and be part of a healthy school. We further aim to teach our children the skills they need to live as independently as possible in the future. Older students will have their own bank account, learn to travel on public transport, look after the home, shop and budget. Each child is given a leaving care plan. The teaching staff is supported by a Senior Educational Psychologist, a Speech and Language Therapist, Behaviour Coordinators, an Occupational Therapist and School Nurse. The school seeks to offer all children an environment in which they can expect to have their values and views respected and listened to. The school uses the SPELL framework. Parents are welcomed to participate in the education of their child, and links with parents are reviewed regularly. The school hosts Parent’s Mornings and Professional’s Mornings – usually 3 each term. Contact the school or visit or web site for dates. Volunteers may be accepted. Our residential services include 52 week, Termly, 38 week and short breaks – both term time and in the holidays. The residential and short breaks services are available to children who do not access the school – subject to the admissions process.

    Located address
    Interim Principal Lorraine Dormand, Clayton Lane, Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire S63 0BG, tel: 01709 874443, fax: 01709 870701


  • NAS Sybil Elgar School
    Website
    www.autism.org.uk/sybilelgar

    Description
    The Sybil Elgar School caters for students with autism between the ages of 4-19+ years providing day placements and weekly boarding, short breaks and holiday activity weeks. The Short Break Service is also available to students from other schools. The School is on three campuses, all which offer secure, stimulating and structured environments adapted to meet the needs of the students. The main administrative site is in Southall where there is an Early Years, Primary Department and a Secondary Department. The pupils have access to an adapted National Curriculum which is autism specific taught by highly trained teachers. The Further Education Unit is in Acton, which has an emphasis on the Performing Arts, Catering and Community Links. The Residential Unit is in Ealing which not only offers care for students. It also offers an extended curriculum which encourages the development of independent self help skills and social skills. There is an emphasis on PSHE, communication, empowerment, physical skills and the Sensory Curriculum across all settings. The enriched curriculum offers opportunities for activities such as swimming, yoga, dance, museum trips, and community work experience. The SPELL Framework is integral at the school using principals of bespoke approaches such as TEACCH, PECS, ABA, VBA, SCERTS, SI, Sherbourne, etc. There is a team of highly trained and experienced staff, including Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Psychologist.

    Located address
    Principal Chloe Phillips, Havelock Road, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4NY, tel: 020 8813 9168, fax: 020 8571 7332


  • NAS Thames Valley School
    Website
    www.autism.org.uk/thamesvalley

    Description
    NAS Thames Valley School is a free school sponsored by The National Autistic Society (NAS). It opened its doors to children with autism in Berkshire and neighbouring counties in September 2013. NAS Thames Valley School caters for 50 children and young people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) aged 5 to 16. The school is a collaboration between the NAS and local authorities, voluntary groups, schools and parents. The school benefits from the NAS's years’ experience in the autism education sector and an evidenced commitment to continually improving outcomes for children and young people with autism. Free schools represent a new model of education. At NAS Thames Valley School, each child has an inclusion plan that develops their ability to thrive in a range of environments. Inclusion opportunities is available for each child and may involve joining certain classes at mainstream school, or going to after-school clubs and other social occasions. Information Technology (IT) is used to offer a range of learning opportunities and participation in community events is encouraged. For some children, the first step toward inclusion is learning to tolerate being in a classroom with one or more peers. NAS Thames Valley School has a ‘revolving door’ policy for some pupils and equip them with the skills they need to be able to return to mainstream education.

    Located address
    Principal Gary Simm, Conwy Close, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG30 4BZ, tel: 01189 424750

Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 25/02/2016 21:58:09