Autism and the Caldecott School
“The term autism is used to describe a difference in neurological development that can have profound effects on how people perceive and experience the world around them. This experience varies between people and so autism is now recognised as a spectrum of neurological differences.”
“… right from the start, from the time someone came up with the word ‘autism’, the condition has been judged from the outside, by its appearances, and not from the inside according to how it is experienced.”
Here at Caldecott School, we have created enabling environments, which assist our pupils and stakeholders, to recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people. People with autism may also experience over-or-under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours. These are all factors we have considered and are part of everyday practice in our NAS (National Autistic Society) awarded specialist education provisions.
Caldecott School provides a nurturing learning environment, where our students can make meaningful progress. Our aim is to encourage them to develop appropriate personal, social and employable skills enabling them to become confident, independent and aspiring young people.