The Secondary Resource caters for up to 14 students who have an EHCP where their primary special educational need is an Autistic Spectrum Condition. Placement in the Resource is arranged through the Local Authority. The resource staff are experienced in Autism Awareness and associated learning and developmental needs. The staff comprises of one lead teacher, two second in unit (job share) and a team of teaching assistants.

The resource is based centrally in the school and includes teaching spaces for small group or one to one intervention work. The resource has a fully fitted kitchen for the teaching of life skills, ICT facilities and a pastoral area. There is also a dedicated therapies zone, two quiet /changing rooms and toilet facilities for the exclusive use of students placed in the resource. A number of activities and resources are available for students to access and use before and after school, and during breaks.

The resource is very much an integral part of the school and staff work in close co-operation with parents, teachers and the existing pastoral structure within the school. On entry students are assessed and support is then targeted depending on their individual need, with an emphasis on promoting independence in learning and life skills. Through the support of the resource, students are expected to be able to access the majority of the mainstream school curriculum and provision.

There is an on-going programme of social and life skills teaching including emotional literacy, Integrative Arts Therapy, Yoga and Mindfulness and twice weekly homework club. The resource has links with outside educational providers to broaden students’ experience outside of the curriculum where required, and to support with preparation for adulthood.

The resource offers students an opportunity to develop skills for life in a supportive environment, enabling them to reach their academic and emotional potential.

If you would like to visit the resource or require additional information, please contact Dr Caroline Kafta-Markey: