Our AP Model & Ethos
We are learner centred and the views and wishes of each student play a central role in the admissions process. Through our referral and assessment process, the AP School is able to obtain information to understand the needs of the child or young person. In conjunction with the family and professionals that have worked with the child or young person to date, we would then prepare their individual programme applicable to the school’s curriculum. This information enables our staff team to prepare a baseline in order to effectively track and measure achievement, progress and development.
We have specialist staff including therapists to support the needs of students with a range of special educational needs and complex learning difficulties or disabilities. We have extensive experience working with children and young people that may have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, ASD, ADHD, mental ill health difficulties or a complex profile with conditions that co-exist with one or more special educational needs. Following assessment, the AP School will review and offer a place to a student where it believes it has the capability to meet that student’s needs and support the young person to learn and thrive. If there are concerns as to whether the AP School can meet the needs of the student, these will be discussed with the family and existing professionals as to whether any adaptations can be made on the school part to support the child or young person. The AP School would unlikely be able to offer a place where the school believes that the students’ needs cannot be catered for by the available facilities or whose condition or behaviour would pose an unacceptable threat to the welfare, health and safety of the AP School’s students or staff.