ASD Secondary Support
Bath & North East Somerset local authority have commissioned Fosse Way School to provide the support service to secondary schools within the authority.
- To provide a service that forms part of the LEA spectrum of provision for secondary aged pupils with ASD
- To provide support to secondary schools in B&NES to meet the needs of pupils with ASD within a mainstream, inclusive setting
- To respond positively to requests for training, assessment, and advice an focussed support
- To facilitate support groups for professionals in mainstream schools, parents and carers of pupils with ASD in mainstream schools, and pupils themselves
- To work with other agencies and voluntary groups for the benefit of pupils with ASD in mainstream secondary schools
- To maintain a database of pupils with ASD based on an annual audit
- The service is focussed on
- supporting schools to implement the pointers identified for school level within the DfES/DoH Autistic Spectrum Disorders Good Practice Guidance (2002) and
- providing additional support to schools through focussed work or projects
- The service is based at and managed by Fosse Way School. There is a service level agreement with the LEA.
- The service will work closely with and in support of the satellite of Fosse Way School at Norton Hill School and in any similar provision that is developed in the future.
- Schools or the LEA will make requests for input to the ASD Outreach Service at Fosse Way School
- The requests may be for support in the development of a school as “an ASD-friendly school” (ref document above)
- Requests for input for a specific pupil will be allocated a time-limited programme of support that will be reviewed and evaluated.
- Communication between Fosse Way and the mainstream school will be electronic and personal (telephone and/or face to face) with a minimum of paperwork. The initial request will be made electronically. Fosse Way School admin team will respond suggesting a time for an initial telephone consultation. The support programme will develop from this initial contact.