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Vision and Values

Vision

Our vision for Addington Valley Academy is to provide a positive environment where children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) access specialist support that enables them to learn and achieve.

Achievement, Well-being, Communication and Independence

To realise our vision, we will:

  • work with students, families and the community to provide a kind, caring and collaborative environment that engages, inspires and challenges
  • develop independence and communication skills to ensure meaningful outcomes for all students
  • support and prepare students for adulthood and life after school
  • ensure the whole school community is valued and respected

Values

Our provision and curriculum is underpinned by a communication and positive behaviour based model. It includes therapeutic approaches, sensory integration and supports students to access the core and wider curriculum and understand their world.

Initiation – how students investigate a new experience or task

Exploration – how students continue to explore a new experience of task

Persistence – how students continue to concentrate and stick with a new experience or task

Realisation – how students use the knowledge learned through a new experience or task

Anticipation – how well our students can model a familiar experience or task in their minds

We use these values to celebrate daily achievements and acknowledge progress made.

 

 

 

 

 

I think your school and staff are amazing – you have wowed me!

Parent November 2020

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