• OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “The achievement of children in the Early Years is outstanding. They make consistently high rates of progress academically, personally and socially in relation to their very low starting points.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Pupils at Key Stages 1 to 4, children in Early Years and students in the sixth form, including those those with autism and profound and multiple learning difficulties and multi-sensory impairments, make significant and sustained progress. As a result of outstanding teaching and highly effective support to indivualise learning."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “A rich and stimulating, broad and balanced, and highly relevent curricullum is in place. Every pupil across the school from Early Years to the sixth form greatly benefits from an individualised curriculum with a strong emphasis on developing pupils’ communication, literacy skills and their personal, social and health education.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "Pupils with profound and muliple learning difficulties often experience a sense of wonder through well-planned sensory activities" “Under the transformational leadership of the headteacher the school has sustained outstanding leadership and management since its previous inspection."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Children are very happy and most eager to join in with their activities. They display high levels of concentration, imagination and curiosity about the world around them."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "The achievement of students in the sixth form is outstanding resulting from outstanding teaching over time." “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    " Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and always try their very best in lessons." "The teaching of communication, literacy and numeracy is very effective."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    "The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding." "Rigorous and regular monitoring of teaching through lesson observations, pupil progress meetings and scrutiny of pupils' work is outstanding."

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Leaders make excellent use of the primary school physical education and sport premium.” “Pupils have excellent relationship with adults and show kindness and respect to each other. They are courteous and polite to adults.”

  • OFSTED
    Outstanding 2014

    “Teachers and teaching assistants were seen working well together in all lessons to support the learning of individual and small groups of pupils, ensuring that tasks were carefully matched to each individual pupil’s learning needs and breaking tasks down into smaller steps.”

Autism


All pupils attending Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College have a statement of needs focusing on the areas of their individual learning outcomes and those pupils on the autism spectrum have specifics of the triad addressed. The current number of pupils on roll at Amwell View is 126, 65 of those have a diagnoses of autism. The teaching staff work together with specialists and parents to break individual outcomes down into small achievable steps, thus aiming for pupils to gain a good foundation for learning with understanding.

Amwell View recognises that pupils with a diagnosis of autism require a specialist approach and the curriculum and the delivery of lessons reflect this. The staff work together with specialist input to optimise developing pupil understanding and promote independence. The following headings list the specific areas where the school have addressed autism related needs and incorporated them into the individual and the whole schol structure:-

• Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and further education
• On-site access to specialist therapies (OT, physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapy)
• Broad and relevant curriculum
• Assessment and attainment
• Challenging behaviour and anxiety
• Partnership with parents and families
• Voice of the pupil with autism
• Educational interventions
• Outreach support

Autism strategies and activities provide benefits for all pupils attending Amwell View School. Expectations of pupil behaviour and application to learning are high within the context of individual abilities as are the sensory needs of the pupils. Staff members at Amwell View have a good knowledge of the pupils and an understanding of the ways in which pupils with a diagnosis of ASD process information and how to keep them motivated and engaged in learning opportunities.

Autism Accreditation Information for parents and carers
Easy reading version Autism Accreditation document

Play, learning and autism 2017 

Autism Handbook 2017-18



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