Vision and Ethos

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

 

Latest News

‘Topping Out’ ceremony for our new school building

Today marked a great milestone in the construction of our first special free school in Croydon. Key stakeholders were invited by building contractor, Kier, to witness the ‘topping out’ of Addington Valley Academy. The virtual ceremony took place on the …

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Going the extra mile 

Thank you to Teaching Assistant Luke, who has literally gone the extra mile on his bike every weekend to ensure that all of our students get their remote learning work packs delivered by hand to their homes ready for Monday …

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Meet Autumn the therapy dog 

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Our new school

Despite a wet and chilly first week back, construction of the new school building is making good progress. If you are interested, you can click here to view a live feed of the construction site, or visit the ‘Our New …

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