Our vision is that all Kingsley College students who have ASD
will receive a personalised education which enables them to reach
their potential academically and equips them wilth skills to engage
in society as active citizens.
We endeavor to work with students, their families and external
agencies to promote effective education and support for all of our
students on the autism spectrum.
We have a dedicated area which comprises of four rooms. These
rooms are organised using T.E.A.C.H.H. methods.
The Welcome Area
The Welcome Area is where Tutorial takes place each day. It has
comfy seats to create a more informal setting where aspects of
social skills can be practiced each day. Lockers are also located
in this area, with each student being allocated their own, as well
as a notice board for students to inform and remind students of
events and any changes to daily routines that are approaching.
The Blue Room
The Blue Room is a large classroom with computers and individual
workstations. Other furniture in this room is placed to facilitate
written work and a large table for art work, as well as a large,
well resourced bookcase. There is also a relaxing fish tank in this
room to help reduce anxiety levels.
The Green Room
This room is used mainly for recreation to facilitate social
skills and interventions with several distinct areas, to help
students identify relevant skills. There is a large table space for
eating, a sink, a pool table, individual trays for student's books
to help them organise their day. We also have a projector with
large pull down screen and a television connected to a Wii console
that can be used at lunch times.
The Quiet Room
The Quiet Room is allocated as an 'escape space', used when
students feel overwhelmed and over anxious. They can enter it in
order to calm down, or as a space to feel safe in. It is equipped
with bean bags and a punch bag. There is always a member of staff
in the Base and so no student would be in there unsupervised.
The base is managed by a Teacher in Charge and staffed by four
specialist support assistants, who support students both within the
Base and in mainstream classes. We also have a range of other
learning support staff who we ensure are known to Base students who
support them both in the Base and in the class.
Students are usually recommended for a place in the Base
following consultation with the Access and Inclusion Team from
Worcestershire Local Authority and parent/carers. Students receive
a personalised learning program according to their need, with time
spent in mainstream lessons and in the Base, both with and without
support if appropriate. We offer a range of interventions for
social skills, life skills and emotional management. Students have
weekly Speech and Language Therapy delivered by Worcestershire PCT
and their speech and language targets are reiterated daily by Base
Students register in the Base as a vertical tutor group so that
they can get organised for the school day. They all have homework
lessons allocated into their timetable where they can complete
homework or coursework with support.