At Sketchley School and Forest House, we provide an academic route but we also support that with a life skills, therapeutic and engagement curriculum.
We are able to offer an educational pathway providing primary education at Sketchley School through to a secondary model at Forest House where the young people have access to the national curriculum, adapted and modified to meet their individual needs.
Working in partnership
Working in close partnership with the local colleges, we are also currently developing a bespoke post-16 provision where the young people will be based in both our post 19 hub and at a college. This will allow the young person to continue their education with Sketchley School and Forest House which is beneficial for an individual with autism who is already settled and happy with their current surroundings.
College placements allow access to a higher level of curriculum and a wider offer of learning to prepare the young people for the next stage of education. A continued placement in the school environment provides access to a life skills curriculum, social skills, therapeutic interventions and continued access to more GCSE’s.
Some of specialist education services we provide include:
- Facilities specifically designed for young people with autism
- Access to an adapted national curriculum
- Emphasis on individual achievement and personal development
- Multidisciplinary approach to teaching
- Access to psychologist support
- Access to a range of therapies including speech and language, occupational therapy, creative arts therapy and music therapy
- Interaction with the local community including educational visits weekly
- Close working relationships with parents and local authorities
- Parent training in autism and behaviour strategies