Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
At Brentford School for Girls we have an ASD centre for students who have a diagnosis of Autism. Our new provision aims to educate girls with special educational needs within mainstream settings, ensuring they benefit both academically and socially. Whatever the child’s abilities, we are providing them with opportunities to thrive, to learn, and to make the most of all of their skills and talents. Emphasis is also given to developing life skills with a modified curriculum for students to focus on their communication, behaviour and social interaction.
In addition to specially trained teachers and teaching assistants, our girls have access to other forms of support including Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. We work with our students and monitor their physical development, language and independence across the whole school. All students from our centre have full access to the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4, the ASDAN course and are integrated within mainstream lessons according to a specially tailored programme.
In summary, the main purpose of our new ASD Centre is:
- To offer a balanced and dynamic curriculum individually tailored to promote the academic, personal and social development of each individual student on the Autism Spectrum
- To promote self-confidence and self esteem
- To provide an education which prepares our girls to live independently as an adult, so that they can become productive and happy members of society
- To enable students to achieve their academic, personal and social potential
- To promote awareness and understanding of Autism within the wider school community
Enquires are welcome from parents of students who have a diagnosis of ASD and a statement from the Local Education Authority.