ASD Department - Pupils aged 3-13

Billing Brook School Provision for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Pupils who require a highly structured approach to learning due to a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder are placed within our autism specific provision. Our pupils are accommodated within modern purpose built settings and we also currently offer an 'alternative' provision for pupils who require a higher level of support and access to their own space.

Purpose built work bays enable our pupils to follow the 'TEACCH' approach to learning. This approach is a highly structured method which supports our Individualised learning programmes.

Autism Awareness Month

Autism information leaflets

Our Head of Autism Nikki Kennedy, has put together some information leaflets, which went home to parents.

Other facilities include:

Our pupils have access to, and experience of a broad and balanced differentiated curriculum, designed to meet their educational needs. Specialist teachers provide enrichment such as “Music Therapy”.

The National Curriculum is delivered via thematic schemes of work which allows the pupils to have a positive, meaningful experience at their own level of understanding and at a pace which facilitates learning in all areas of development.

All pupils have individual work programmes designed to support individual targets.

There is a particular emphasis on developing communication skills and on Personal, Social, Health, Moral and Citizenship skills which encompass the development of independence and skills which prepare them for the future. Many of our Pupils are working on 'P' levels which demonstrate progress below National Curriculum age related expectations.

Outdoor education is very important to us as it helps bring the curriculum to life. We are fortunate in having parks, shopping, centres, woods and local places of worship within walking distance of the school. Our pupils make regular use of the local swimming pool. We also have the use of four school minibuses to go to non local venues. Our older pupils have the opportunity of taking part in a residential experience in the Summer Term.

The school uses a wide range of approaches, individualised to meet the needs of pupils with Autism. This includes SCERTS, PECS, TEACCH and other proven methods.

We value the partnership that we have with parents and this is encouraged by the following: