Our curriculum responds to the needs of an individual, the student’s aspirations and their desired outcomes. The teaching and learning provided by BeyondAutism Post-19 is to enable our students to have choice and control over their futures, working towards vocational outcomes, as well as independent or supported living.
Through the Education, Health and Care Plan, as well as assessments from our teaching staff, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists, an Individual Education Plan and bespoke timetable is created.
The IEP covers literacy, numeracy and the four strands of Preparation for Adulthood.
- Vocational and Employment
- Community Participation
- Health and Wellbeing
Teaching communication skills is a fundamental part of our students’ learning. Communication enables our students to have choice and control over their lives, as well as being able to share their feelings, thoughts and desires. Our Post-19 provision will focus on a student’s communication both during lessons and within the community. We will continue to strongly encourage verbal communication but will also adapt an Inclusive Communication approach within the provision to ensure that students have every opportunity to communicate appropriately in a variety of settings. This may change depending on the settings and what is most appropriate for each student.
Our Curriculum Model
All of these elements are brought together into a curriculum model that allows students to follow the right pathway to prepare them for adulthood. This is focused around the creation of an ‘ideal week’ designed to meet the interests and aspirations of each individual. Watch the video below to see how we achieve this.