Calverton Primary’s Resource Provision for pupils with autism.
Calverton Primary is one of only three six resourced schools in the borough, focusing on delivering a specific educational programme for children identified with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Inclusion information can be found in the Learning Section of our website.
Calverton Primary School has 21 places for children with ASD under the Resource Provision umbrella, although there are other pupils in the school with a diagnosis of ASD. These children are part of their mainstream class and additional curriculum activities specific to the child’s needs are offered by a team of trained support staff and qualified teachers. Children work 1:1, in small group activities, and whole class lessons. They are able to access the national curriculum whilst their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) targets addresses their specific impairments.
All children have the right to access the same opportunities as their peers and benefit from the modelling that takes place in a mainstream setting.
What we do
- We provide high quality staff who are well trained to meet the exceptional needs of the children.
- We provide structures that help with the organisation and making sense of what can be a very confusing world, and carefully planned targets and activities to reduce anxiety.
- We provide a variety of learning environments to address the pupils' very specific learning needs.
- We adopt a multidisciplinary approach that is informed by the principles of TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children), PEC's (Picture Exchange Communication System), Core Vocabulary Boards (VB), TACPAC, intensive interaction and sign-along.
- We provide each child with SEND Targets that acknowledges and challenges the triad of impairments, setting out specific activities and interventions.
Parents and professionals are welcome to visit the school to see the provision offered to pupils with ASD.