Supporting young people with autism
Somerset Progressive achieved an internal kite mark for autism two years ago. The school is now working to meet the Autism Education Trust nationally recognised standards for good autism practice and this work is being led by the Autism Champions within the school. Our Autism Champions have had more extensive training and achieved a Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Good Autism Practice awarded by Coventry University. The evidence of this high level of focus on understanding autism can be seen right across the school. The uncluttered environment, visual supports to aid learning and the calm way staff move and interact with all the young people are clear indications of the quality of the autism knowledge held by staff and their ability to put that knowledge into every day practice. This staff team is a pleasure to work with.