We have worked closely with an experienced occupational therapist in setting up sensory diets for pupils on the autism spectrum, as well as, developing the playground in order that it can be used by autistic pupils to develop their leisure and social skills. The outcome is that our pupils who hadn't developed friendship or interest in their peers now have friends.
At Fitzwaryn School in Oxfordshire we have been using Philosophy to promote pupils' social communication and reasoning skills. We have been running these sessions for two years and have seen really positive results in terms of pupils' abilities to express their opinions, discuss issues that are important to them and share emotions. For a number of pupils we have seen a really positive impact on previously challenging behaviour.
This resource outlines the impact of restorative justice within The Iffley Academy, an SEND day provision. . We are currently on a journey to further improve our practice and sharing this resource will hopefully be helpful to schools considering working in a different way and an opportunity for us to reflect on current practice.
This communication profile is used to inform all staff and volunteers who enter the classroom and work with individual pupils with additional needs. It is developed in collaboration with all adults who are key to the pupil and with the pupil themselves. The outcome for the pupil is that their needs are met in all areas which allows them to have better access to the curriculum and make more progress.This is then reviewed on a regular basis to ensure all information is accurate and up to date.
This single-side document, written by a pupil, explains how he feels teachers should work most effectively with a student with PDA. It was created as part of a piece of work on pupil voice and has had a powerful impact on teacher understanding.
Exams are a time of high anxiety for all pupils, but especially those who are autistic. Our short guide about exams is aimed at parents and teachers of secondary school-aged pupils. The guide has advice on planning revision and study leave, making special arrangements for pupils with an ASD, and some practical ways to prepare for exams.
Historically IASS (formerly Parent Partnership Services) have always used a variety of methods to seek feedback from service users.
Following a period of consultation the IASS Network developed a set of 6 core questions that all IASS were then asked to incorporate into their service user feedback questionnaires.
An initial Pilot phase saw 12 IAS Services gather feedback data from nearly 850 parents who had accessed their support.