Who is this module for?
This module is for practitioners who work with autistic pupils (5–16). It provides practitioners with practical strategies when working with autistic pupils. The module also takes participants through guidance on developing a pupil-centred education plan (PCEP) for an autistic pupil. Although only students with SEN are currently required to have a PCEP, the vision is that if, in the long term, inclusive practice is embedded in school provision, fewer pupils will require something additional to that which forms part of universal provision. Although not all staff who work with an autistic pupil will be involved in the creation of a pupil-centred education plan, all staff will benefit from being aware of the content of the PCEP.
The aims of ‘Good autism practice in Schools’ are to support practitioners who work directly with autistic pupils to:
- Develop knowledge and understanding of good autism practice
- Understand practical strategies and approaches that support autistic pupils
- Collect information for a Pupil-Centred Education Plan
- Involve the autistic pupil and their family in decisions
- Ensure inclusive practice for all autistic pupils.
After completing ‘Good autism practice in Schools’, participants will be able to:
- Understand how the three areas of difference can impact the learning of autistic pupils
- Know the importance of involving the pupil and family
- Use approaches, strategies, and adaptations to remove barriers to learning
- Develop knowledge about autism and the individual to inform pupil-centred planning.
This is in house training for Stanground Academy.