At this present time, our aim for the start of term in September is to open on Thursday 3rd September for Lower School students only for a half-day without lunch. On Friday 4th September, we will be opening for all students until 1pm with lunch. For the following week, 7th to 11th September, we will be open for all students with lunch until 1.45pm. We will also not be offering a Breakfast Club for the first half term at least so please ensure students only arrive between 8.45am and 9am.

These arrangements are in place to give new students an opportunity to experience the school whilst it is slightly less busy and to enable us to ensure students stay within their tutor groups for the first week back in small bubbles.

Please make sure to note the earlier finish times and when your child is due to return to school in September. We will be in contact with families again at the end of the Summer Holidays.

Thanks,

Rob Watkins – Principal

ASD Provision

Our ASD students are usually taught in ASD-specific groups with specialist staff, however, we do not operate a separate ASD unit within the school as it is important all our students are part of one family.

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Making sense of the world and everyday social interaction can be difficult for children with autism.

Problems are experienced with three main areas of development:

  • Social interaction
  • Social communication
  • Flexible thinking and behaviour

Children may also have sensory problems.

There are different forms of autism which are collectively referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Approach

Our core belief is that structure and positive intervention with built-in opportunities for change and risk-taking achieve the best results for pupils with autism.

Through the joint working of well trained and experienced staff, the school is able to provide an environment that recognises the difficulties Autism can present. The school promotes and supports the development of independence, self-esteem and confidence for each young person.

Our general approach involves:

  • A high level of structure
  • Low arousal environment with clearly defined areas for group and individual work
  • Visual strategies
  • Specific communication programmes
  • Positive behaviour support programmes
  • Person centred learning
  • Curriculum

A broad and balanced curriculum is offered with an emphasis on social communication and understanding. Skills for independence, problem solving and community participation are developed.

Carew is an amazing school for our son, he now shines academically and his social skills are outstanding since being part of Carew.  Most of all they understand his needs and support him daily.

Parent 2019

 

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