ASC Resource Base

The London Nautical School is dedicated to Inclusion and is constantly developing its support structures to meet the needs of its pupils and the local community. The Autistic Spectrum Condition Resource Base was set up in September 2015 for a cohort of 16 students.

The ASC Provision at The London Nautical School is a unit within the school that offers help and support for children with an EHCP where the main need is Autism. Our ASC Provision team includes specialist ASC teaching assistants, a HLTA and the ASC Lead (Assistant SENCo).

All of our staff receive extensive training on autism and inclusion and form a deep understanding of the cohort's individual needs. 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.

We currently have two open-plan spaces and two classrooms where intervention/booster groups are taught, or where students can work independently if they need a low-sensory environment to learn in.

The Resource Base also includes:

  • Fold-away computers

  • A dedicated sensory room

  • An Inclusion office

  • A separate entrance and exit

  • Student toilets

  • Direct access to the Year 7 playground

  • Booths for individual work

Together with the mainstream curriculum, we run a corresponding curriculum based on student need. We can provide speech and language groups, social skills sessions, buddy systems, anxiety groups and ELSA sessions.

If you are interested in the provision and would like more information, or would like to organise a visit, please contact our Resource Base Manager, Ms N O'Gorman on 0207 928 6801 or by email on no'