At Kingsley, we have a large cohort of children who are on the Autistic Spectrum. Most of these children access their learning within our ASD specific classes. There are seven classes within the department with each class applying ASD specific approaches and methodologies designed to meet the very specific needs of the children within the classes.
The classes benefit from a high adult to child ratio to enable the children to access individualised learning journeys and to provide the level of support that is required. The children follow a specialist ASD curriculum, designed to build on their areas of motivation to promote their academic development as well as securing progress with their social, emotional and life skill based learning.
At Kingsley, we follow the Kingsley Autism Learning Model (KALM). This approach incorporates a variety of evidence based ASD specific techniques to ensure that children are able to access their learning, including TEACCH, SCERTS, PECS, Intensive Interaction, Attention Autism and Sherbourne. Our dynamic practice is every evolving to reflect contemporary research in all areas of teaching and learning.
We take responsibility for our children in all aspects of their lives and far beyond the school gate. We provide support to parents to ensure that children are given the same opportunities to communicate and engage at home as well as in Kingsley. We also offer parent workshops to give parents the opportunity to network with other parents of children with Autism, sharing experiences and learning new techniques and skills they could use to support them at home.