New – Secondary CAT PAC for parents

Following feedback from parents, the Communication and Autism Team have widened their offer by developing a parent autism awareness course (CAT PAC) aimed at parents/carers of secondary age pupils. This course not only helps parents/carers to gain an understanding of autism and how it may present in their young person, but it also enables parents […]

The Vision Support Team- The final blog of the summer term- and yet, there is still more to come!

7th July 2021 Hope this blog finds everybody well. This academic year seems to have flown by! The Vision Support Team have been working hard supporting children and young people with vision impairment through their transitions from those going into nurseries, reception class to those starting secondary school and FE college. This is often an […]

‘Virtual Teaching Assistant’ Support Group

By Emma Basudev.   The last few weeks have been busy, since the emerging lock-down restrictions easing, it feels as though this summer term is one of change. Things are beginning to feel on a trajectory where ‘business as normal’ is resuming, although perhaps things might always be a little different. Part of this adaptation […]

Research studies from ACER which are helping to shape autism education:

By Wendy Peel The Communication and Autism Team have contributed to recent and upcoming research projects with the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the University of Birmingham. An ongoing campaign to highlight the research studies, called Unfiltered Lives, was released on 4th March 2021. This campaign includes three poignant short films which […]