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Pupil Voice - Autism Best-Practice and Pupil Voice

Autism Best-Practice and Pupil Voice


All staff receive regular training to develop their understanding that pupils with autism often experience differences in the ways they interact and develop relationships. We understand the importance of getting to know the individual pupil, what they are communicating and what adaptations and adjustments they need to feel safe and to be enabled to communicate and learn.


Our classroom environments support pupils to work towards independently communicating how they are feeling and indicating choice. This involves many stages, from adults noticing a pupil’s response to something and giving the pupil language to describe or label this, through to pupils being able to make decisions that benefit both themselves and their peers