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
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.