Autistic Spectrum Resource base
The London Nautical School is dedicated to Inclusion and is constantly developing it’s support structures to meet the needs of it’s pupils and the local community. In 2014 Lambeth SEN consulted with LNS in the setting up of a specialist ASC resource base, to further increase the levels of inclusion. The Autistic spectrum condition resource base opened in September 2015 with 3 students.
The ASC Provision at The London Nautical School is a unit within the school that offers help and support for children with a statement/ EHCP where the main need is Autism. Our ASC Provision team includes 3 specialist ASC teaching assistants, a HLTA and the Inclusion Manager.
All of our staff have extensive knowledge and training on autism and inclusion. The vision of our centre is that all students feel included and accepted, which will empower them to participate and make progress alongside their peers. We encourage our students to be as big a part of the mainstream school as possible, and want the provision to be an emotionally secure place for our students at times where they may find aspects of mainstream school demanding.
At present, we have 3 students in our provision and we accept 3 year 7 students at the start of each academic year. We currently have one classroom dedicated to the provision, where intervention/booster groups are taught, children can work independently, and if they need a low-sensory environment to learn in.
Lambeth local authority have funded the school to remodel and renovate a section of the school, which will be a dedicated area for inclusion and ASD which will consist of:
- 3 large classrooms
- A dedicated sensory room
- An Inclusion office and conference facility
- A separate entrance and exit
- Student toilets
- An outside pace space
- Separate entrance and exit.
Works are due to start in February 2016 and be completed before the start of the next academic year.
Together with the mainstream curriculum, we run a corresponding ‘autism’ curriculum, which addresses their needs that go alongside their condition. We can provide speech and language groups, social skills sessions, buddy systems and anxiety groups.
If you are interested in the provision and would like more information or would like to organise a visit, please contact our Resource Base Leader, Ms O'Gorman on 0207 928 6801 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org