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

COVID-19 Update October 2021

Meet The Teacher 11th November 2021

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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

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The new Learning Library was officially opened with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday 23rd September. Pupils at the school entered a competition to win the honour of cutting the ribbon at the opening event. The winning entry was chosen …

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STEM Launch July saw the  launch of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) curriculum initiative. All pupils across the school took part in a STEM project, in which they had to design a future mode of transport which can be …

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Another fantastic workshop

On Tuesday 25th May, we hosted an online Toilet Training workshop for parents and carers of pupils at Arbour Vale School. The workshop was delivered by specialist bladder and bowel Nursery Nurses from The Continence Advisory Service. Thank you to …

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Fantastic feedback

Over the past six weeks, we have been hosting a ‘Time Out for Special Needs?’ workshop. The sessions were held on Zoom for our unique community. Throughout the course we saw parents and carers grow in confidence and explore new …

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