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 Resource Provision through the Local Authority’s formal procedures which assess individual pupil needs against set entry criteria. Students, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan may be offered a place by the Local Authority.


Mrs Lawrence SENCo

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Social Communication Outreach Service

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