• Arbour Vale School, Farnham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 3AE
  • 01753 515 560
  • office@arbourvaleschool.org

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Within Arbour Vale School there are classes specifically set up for pupils on the Autistic Spectrum. They are staffed by highly skilled teachers and TAs. These classes cater for children from 2 to 19 years of age with autism and associated learning difficulties. In addition, many of our pupils have specific sensory, behavioural, medical, social or emotional needs.

The main aim of the ASD classes is to

– enable our children and young people to achieve their potential;
– develop the greatest degree of independence in communication;
– gain social competencies;
– engage in their thinking and learning
– achieve sensory regulation.

Our ASD classes follow the TEACCH approach, all pupils in ASD specific classes have access to an individual workstation and an individualised personal organiser for their identified level. These contain their timetable, reward charts, rules, choosing boards, social stories and behavioural strategies.  These are used to maintain engagement and provide personalised support.

Pupils are provided with opportunities to work in a variety of environments including: independent, 1:1, small group and whole group scenarios.  All pupils have access to discrete learning areas which support the pupils to remain on task and to limit distractions. The learning environment, behaviour and sensory plans are regularly reviewed, modified and implemented to promote pupil success.

Latest News

A stop motion battle!

One of our students has been making excellent use of his free time during lockdown, creating stop motion films! Here’s one of his pieces…Mandalorian vs Darth Vader:  

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Workshop success!

In November we held an online ‘Oral hygiene and Dental Health’ workshop for our parents and carers. The turnout was brilliant, and the event was a great success, full of valuable advice and guidance. We received some truly positive feedback: …

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Congratulations, Guildford Class

Guildford Class has been working incredibly hard on communication this term using a wide and varied range of AAC. Our focus on the use of Colourful Semantics was successfully incorporated into the making of our Christmas Card. The card was …

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Lego Therapy

A huge thank you to The LEGO Group for a generous play box donation to get our Building Bricks Therapy up and running. Here are some of our KS3 pupils during a session. The aim is to improve interaction, listening, …

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