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  • Beverley School
    Saltersgill Avenue
    TS4 3JS
  • Head: Mrs Joanne Smith
  • T 01642 811350
  • F 01642 851477
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  • A special state school for pupils aged from 3 to 19
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Middlesbrough
  • Pupils: 141
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 20th March 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 14th July 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Computer Appreciation at an English Comprehensive School (Functional Skill at Entry Level)

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Special Education Needs

The children and young people at Beverley school require a very structured approach to learning and they benefit from a high staffing ratio (generally a teacher and two assistants to 7 or 8 pupils). Our approach is autism-specific, and designed to maintain a friendly, calm and purposeful atmosphere. Staff know pupils well, and respect their individual needs. The organisation of the school, our teaching styles and our excellent staff/pupil relationships, all minimise the stress on our pupils. This helps them to make the most of their communication and interaction skills, and to benefit fully from the educational opportunities on offer. Historically, Beverley School was established as a School for the Deaf. Provision for children with autism was added in the 1980s and the balance of the population then steadily changed. The school has moved through a phased reorganisation, with provision for deaf pupils transferring to mainstream settings. Beverley is now uniquely placed as the only 100% autism-specialist school and service in the Tees Valley area. Throughout the reorganisation period, there have been many opportunities to build on the school’s strengths. In partnership with Middlesbrough LEA, we are ensuring that Beverley is recognised as a regional centre of excellence for the education of children with autism. We have succeeded in recruiting and training an excellent staff team, a programme of extensive building refurbishment work has been completed, and many specialist facilities have been added. Beverley School also provides training and advice to other schools with pupils on the autistic spectrum. This aspect of our work continues to grow, and we have built a network of contacts to support a range of genuinely inclusive options appropriate to the needs of individual pupils.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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