As a school WKS & C achieved the 'Autism Accreditation' in 2013.
Established by the National Autistic Society (NAS) and its affiliated local societies, with support from the Department of Health, Autism Accreditation has been the foundation upon which much of the successful expansion of quality services for people with Autism has been built.
In order to achieve accreditation an organisation must provide evidence that:
It has specialised knowledge and understanding of Autism
The knowledge and understanding of Autism consistently informs the organisation, the resources and management of the organisation
The knowledge and understanding of Autism consistently informs the assessment and support plan for people who use our service
The knowledge and understanding of Autism consistently informs all aspects of practice
The evidence is evaluated using Autism-specific criteria, which are applied to each area of the organisation reviewed.
The Autism Accreditation award provides a seal of quality and can give people peace of mind when choosing a service.
This is providing all of us as staff members a great opportunity to develop our knowledge and practice with pupils with Autism and to provide consistency and predictability within the curriculum and school environment, which is what so many of them need.