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Samuel Laycock School


The curriculum within the ASC Base tallies with that in the rest of school in that:

  • It is broad and balanced
  • It helps to prepare pupils to be independent, safe and happy citizens

As a team we empathise with the challenges that a young person with Autism faces and the barriers to learning that this can sometimes create.  We aim to break down these barriers by offering a curriculum that is autism friendly in its delivery and addresses the core needs of autism.  Whenever possible we tailor the curriculum to match the special interests of the young people we work with in order to improve engagement and maximise the learning opportunities.

In addition to the delivery of the National Curriculum we utilise opportunities within lessons and throughout the school day to develop skills in:

  • communication
  • independence
  • emotional regulation and self-management
  • flexible thinking

In Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to work towards accreditation in Maths, English and P.S.H.E.E at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2.  Students will also work towards gaining ASDAN qualifications, some of which will be linked to their options choices.  In Year 11 students will access the enrichment programme one day a week, with opportunities for work experience, travel training, outward bound activities and college tasters.