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Each child has their own learning goals, which might be the ability to sit still for five minutes, to make requests, to select a piece of clothing. Goals can be social and functional (such as dressing yourself) as well as academic, such as reading and writing. Pupils are taught in groups but always with one-to-one tutors for each child working alongside the class teacher. Alongside the academic learning are social interaction and emotional regulation lessons (using Lego therapy and practising turn taking). There are also sessions called ‘attention autism’ ...

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Executive Head

Since 2020, Kieran Bird is executive head of the two BeyondAutism schools. See the entry for BeyondAutism Park House School for more about him.

Deputy head since 2020, Emma Price BA (hons) PGCE NASENCO (late 30s). Previously English teacher and head of year at Southfields Academy, Emma moved to the BeyondAutism schools as head of pastoral care in 2016, responsible for both primary and secondary ages. After having a baby, returned to Tram House School as deputy head to the present purpose-built school building. Emma maintains the school's Just Enough Support ethos, 'We don't want them to become over-dependent on the support they have' and is pleased when the students make small steps of independence like learning to use the security fobs to navigate the corridors. Her office sports the...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
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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