Resourced Provision for Autistic Students

As a part of our commitment to providing an inclusive education, we have an additional resource for a limited number of students identified as having more specific needs due to autism.

We aim to provide a range of support to enable all students to access the broad and balanced curriculum in our mainstream provision. Students access their curriculum mainly in standard teaching sets; they may, however, take part in some small group or one-to-one sessions away from the main class. During these sessions, led by experienced, specialist staff, students will have the opportunity to develop life skills; language and communication skills; and social skills.

Allocation of Places

Pupils are allocated places into the Resourced Provision through the Local Authority’s formal procedures which assess individual pupil needs against set entry criteria.

Throughout the year we are actively engaged in inducting new students into this provision and the Resourced Provision Manager, Helen Whitten, or the SENCo, Catherine Lawrence, will be happy to discuss any individual transition plan with yourself or your child’s current education providers.

Social Communication Outreach Service

As part of the Local Authority’s range of outreach support service, the Resourced Provision Manager also manages SCOS (Social Communication Outreach Service) and works with staff and students in other mainstream schools in Darlington, supporting the needs of students with autism at Key Stages 3 & 4.