- West Kirby is 1 of 7 provisions in the UK to have received an Enhanced Practice Commendation
- West Kirby School is also 1 of only 4 provisions in the North West to have received Enhanced Practice Commendation
- West Kirby School is currently the only residential school in the Accreditation process to have gained Enhanced Practice Commendation.
- This is the UK's only autism-specific quality assurance programme and the longest running in the world.
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.