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Autism Focus

Every day we set up classrooms that are engaging and designed to facilitate a quality educational experience for learners with autism.
Staff receive specialist autism training to gain depth of knowledge and understanding of the Autism Competency Frameworks for Early Years, Key Stages 1–4 and post-16, in order to plan for the overall autism provision at the academy.
A primary focus for the school is the development of educational practice to support children and young people with autism and a range of co-existing needs.
Staff are trained to deliver the competency standards from the Autism Education Trust which is approved by the DfE to enable schools to deliver the DfE autism standards. All teaching staff are trained in the principles of TEACCH (Treatment of education of autistic and related
communication children), Attention Autism and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).

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

Parent November 2020

Latest News

Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday

Students have been having great fun helping the Queen celebrate her birthday! They made patriotic sashes and performed their own take on the Trooping of the Colour and paraded around the playground. The festivities will continue over the next few …

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Making Music

We’ve had some wonderful music sessions from Graham and Jemma from Croydon Music Service. Students have enjoyed getting practically involved in making music. Jemma’s wonderful flute playing really caught everyone’s attention with its rich tone and flowing melodies. All of …

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Bug Hotel

Building contractors Kier are busy building our new purpose designed school in New Addington, but they made time to build some extra special mini properties for the local wildlife. There are two bug hotels and a lots of bird boxes …

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Red Nose Day at AVA

Some of our wonderful students came in dressed up as the super heroes they really are on Friday. Here you can see a student showing off their costume and a specially built crane sporting an official Red Nose!  Students brought …

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