Our teaching approach enhances our children’s lives, making them as independent as they are able to be, and having a positive impact on the whole family.
Our classrooms are well resourced, with very small class sizes and a curriculum designed to meet the needs of the young people. Our experienced autism-specific approach means that every young person’s learning needs, communication requirements and social skills are met through a bespoke provision in the classroom and our skilled on-site team of therapists as part of their everyday life.
How do we do this…
- Create enabling environments that promote the wellbeing of each individual in a safe and secure setting in which they can live, work and develop their potential.
- Unlock the potential of the young people who live and learn at Acorn Park so they are able to live fulfilling and productive lives.
- Develop in each young person a greater understanding and awareness of themselves, their community and the world in which they live.
- Build on the strengths and celebrate the achievements of all our young people.
- Teach all young people new personal, social and practical skills that will help them in later life including providing opportunities for work experience and involvement in accredited learning where possible.
- Develop communication skills and use language (whenever possible) with confidence to communicate effectively, using Information and Communications Technology and preferred modes of communication.
- Develop the appropriate skills to participate in a suitably differentiated, broad and balanced curriculum including, for Formal learners, the National Curriculum.
- Develop self-confidence and capacity for emotional regulation, communicative competence, independence, pride in self and in their school, and an interest in their activities.
- Establish an effective and mutually supportive working partnership between home and school.
- Establish Acorn Park School as an exceptional provision in the education and care of young people on the Autism Spectrum.