Open Day

Our Open Day will be on Thursday 9th March 2023 at 4.00pm Please email the school office to book a place

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.

 

 

 

 

 

The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

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