The ASD Resource Base is a specialist provision catering for children who have a diagnosis of Autism and an Education, Healthcare Plan. It is also a base for the C.L.A.S.S. outreach team. It has two purpose built classrooms. Our aim is to involve all children in the social and academic life of the school wherever possible. We strive to provide positive learning experiences for all our children.
In the Primary Resource Base, we aim…
To work in partnership with parents, carers and other professional to develop each pupil’s individual potential through recognition of each child’s unique learning style by applying a holistic approach to their learning experience through an autism friendly and inclusive environment.
Teaching and Learning
Pupils with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) do not experience the same emotions and thought processes that we would expect of most school age children. Therefore, it is important that we adapt the classroom environment and the way in which we deliver the curriculum, to ensure that these students experience success.
The children share dinner and play times and take part in some assemblies. We also aim to include children whenever possible in mainstream classes. Those who are able to cope will gradually increase the proportion of time spent with their mainstream peers. The level of inclusion in mainstream classes is based upon individual needs and abilities.
We now know that pupils with an ASD have visual strengths and it is vital that we use a range of visual strategies to improve their understanding and positive interactions with learning. We provide a curriculum that not only focuses on their academic needs but also allows them to develop their skills of social interaction and social awareness.
Lessons in the Resource Base aim to immerse the children in their learning; to capture their enthusiasm and imagination.