Every child at Church Lawton School has the ability and potential to thrive academically. Our role is to give your child the resources they need to learn well, develop their skills, and become a rounded, confident young person.
The National Autistic Society Academies Trust (NASAT) was established to enable the National Autistic Society to deliver its vision, purpose and commitment to autistic people being able to live the life they choose - through getting the support, education and training they need.
The National Autistic Society has a vision of:
A society that works for autistic people.
Church Lawton's vision is:
We believe that every autistic child should have the same, or better opportunities to learn as other children.
We recognise and build your child’s strengths, teaching them learning skills that they can build on throughout their education and beyond. We help your child to minimise barriers, to understand their own challenges, and to develop strategies to help them through every stage of life.
We inspire your child about school and learning through our flexible and engaging curriculum. We help your child to acquire knowledge and skills that prepare them for positive and sustainable life goals such as further study, employment and independence.
We encourage your child to achieve nationally recognised accreditations and qualifications. We use the very best teaching practice to give our pupils the ambitious and full education they deserve. We base our approach on The National Autistic Society’s 50 years of educational experience and research: everything we do is backed by evidence.
Our school is a place where all people are respected, achieve beyond what is expected, are empowered to make positive choices about their own lives, and have rich and varied experiences. Our learning is truly personalised and capitalises on each child’s personal strengths and interests. We make a positive, inclusive contribution to our community.
The school shares the National Autistic Society's organisational values:
We learn from real experience
We’ve spent over 50 years working together with people on the autism spectrum. No one has more practical knowledge of autism but we move with the times and we understand that there’s always more to learn.
We tell it like it is
We share what we have learned about autism, so that more people can make informed decisions and lead the best lives possible.
We celebrate progress, open up new possibilities, spur people into action and motivate change.
We are courageous
We won’t accept ignorance or inequality, and we’ll never stop pushing for more understanding, greater support and a better world for people on the autism spectrum.
“I have never come across a school that is as kind, caring and understanding about its pupils.”