Addington Valley Academy will specialise in providing a high quality learning environment, curriculum and support for students with autism and a range of complex needs. We recognise that children and young people with autism have a range of other needs, including social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional and behavioural and our new school and its staff will have the expertise to support these students.
Our provision and curriculum will be underpinned by a communication and positive behaviour based model that includes therapeutic approaches to incorporate sensory integration, supports our learners to access the core and wider curriculum and understand their world.
Our vision for Addington Valley Academy is to provide a positive environment where children and young people access specialist support so that they can learn and achieve.
This is underpinned by our values which are to:
- provide a service which offers equality of opportunity and respect to all children, young people and staff
- build quality relationships and interactions which respect an individual’s potential to learn
- provide real life learning opportunities within a framework that is flexible, safe and responsive to individual needs
- enable and empower children and young people to identify and work towards their personal aspirations