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Stanhope Class

Stanhope Class is part of the Key Stage 3 department.

It currently provides specialist autistic provision for pupils in year 7 to 9 with one year 10 and 11 pupil in addition.

The class has a high staffing ratio supported by an Enhanced Teaching Assistant.

The class follow a semi-formal curriculum that offers:

A relationship focused, person centered approach and one which is highly individualised and structured.

We provide appropriate long-term goals and we use their interests and motivations creatively to gradually work towards their goals

We provide meaningful activities that facilitate processed based learning

Our approach relies on us questioning what activities are we delivering and why. We ask ourselves:

•Is it predictable?

•Is it desirable?

•Is it meaningful?

•At the heart of the curriculum we aim to promote emotional regulation and social communication.