Satellite Provision – A5 at Norton Hill
An extension of Fosse Way School’s ASD specialist provision was established at Norton Hill School in September 2006. This created the opportunity for pupils with a statement of high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome to gain access to full time mainstream education including GCSE courses and where appropriate, study at ‘A’ level. Pupils spend the majority of their time in lessons with mainstream peers supported by Fosse Way staff as necessary. Some time is also spent in a specialist classroom. All pupils offered placements at Norton Hill remain on the Fosse Way roll. Whilst pupils should feel that they are part of Norton Hill School they should also be familiar with Fosse Way. Fosse Way pupils who have received their education at Norton Hill in this way have achieved up to eight GCSEs at grade ‘C’ and above. Success at GCSE has in turn enabled some A5 pupils to study at ‘A’ level and go on to degree courses at universities including Oxford and Cardiff.
The ASD specialist classroom at Norton Hill was created in a former Art room known as A5. The room functions as an area for the completion of work, a tutor room and a sanctuary or ‘time out’ space if needed. A5 contains five computers as well as study and dining areas. The provision is co-ordinated by one full-time teacher supported by the equivalent of one full-time teaching assistant, both of whom are employed by Fosse Way. A a designated Senior Leadership teacher at Norton Hill, provides a ‘link’ between the two schools and liaises between senior staff where necessary.
More information regarding A5 can be found in this guide for parents;