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

Canine Assisted Learning

Autumn the therapy dog and her owner Lisa continue to bring lots of fun and therapy to  students at school. Some enjoy taking Autumn for a walk and giving her a hug whilst others prefer to pet her whilst learning. …

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Welcome to our new school building 

It was a pleasure to welcome students for their first day in our new purpose designed school building. They were introduced to their teachers, settled into to their classrooms and even received a visit from Autumn, the therapy dog. There …

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Keys to our new school

Today, John Reilly, Principal of Addington Valley Academy received the keys to our brand new purpose built school. Staff are now busy getting the school ready to welcome students next week. Here’s a preview…

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Watch our new school being built

Building constructors Kier will handover Addington Valley Academy’s completed new school building on Wednesday 15th September 2021. Principal, John Reilly and his team are excited to get the school ready to welcome students later in the month. Click here to …

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