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Autistic Spectrum Disorder Provision at Forres

At Forres Primary we are proud to deliver an inclusive curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are currently gaining accreditation through the National Autistic Society and working closely with the Autism Educational Trust.

Forres is an inclusive setting, with a number of students with, or awaiting, a diagnosis of ASD. We cater to each individual’s needs through a variety of interventions. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) identify specific targets for individuals to work towards regarding their specific needs, pupils work with 1:1 support from high quality staff, and have access to the Lilac Room; a support centre designed to meet the needs of pupils with ASD.

 

Our local newspaper; The Hertfordshire Mercury has commended Forres on its attitudes and provisions for pupils with ASD.

 

Forres has an open-door approach and is open to meet with parents/carers to discuss any matters or answer and queries. If you would like to speak to us about Autism, please contact Mr. Chris Russell via chris.russell@forres.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Individual work stations, Lilac Room

 

Our ethos:

We at Forres believe that all children have the right to access the curriculum and be part of our inclusive setting.

 

Emotion chart, to express emotions visually

 

Our provisions:

 

 

  • We provide personalized visual timetables for pupils, to have an ordered and predictable structure to the day

  • We offer a life skills group and a social skills group, to improve social understanding and equip pupils with strategies to use in everyday life

  • Staff are highly aware of how autism affects children and are trained to meet the needs of each individual

  • We provide Individual Education Plans to each pupil with autism which recognizes the details of their needs and sets out targets to address them

  • We provide 1:1 support to ensure pupils are confident and comfortable in their learning environment while receiving the support they require

  • We provide access to the Lilac Room for pupils with ASD

  • We are working closely with the Autism Educational Trust to continually develop our practice

  • We adopt a multidisciplinary approach including principles from SCERTS, SPELL, TEACCH and Makaton/sign-along to support speech

  • Forres SEN staff will meet with parents to discuss individual needs before a child transitions into the school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual timetable for a pupil with ASD

 

Useful links:

The National Autistic Society

Autism Educational Trust

UK Autism

Netmums

Kids Behaviour

Jelibean

BBC - Special Educational Needs

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