Amid these very strange circumstances, we are pleased to announce that, following our review in February 2020, Delamere School have officially been awarded “Advanced Status” in the NAS Autism Accreditation
Autism Accreditation is UK’s only autism-specific quality assurance programme of support and development for all those providing services to autistic people. It is a way for organisations to show they offer excellent support to autistic children and adults.
It is an ongoing process, in which the school is reviewed every 3 years to ensure provision for our children with autism evolves with the latest research, and our standards remain outstanding.
According to official NAS criteria, an “Advanced” provision “provides highly creative and very personalised support to enable each autistic person to achieve their full potential”.
Thank you all for your support in receiving this outstanding achievement!
What stood out as particular strengths:
What else the provision does well:
The school have a proactive Parent Council who work in collaboration with the school and who engage in consultation
At Delamere we have developed our own emotional and behavioural screening where there are concerns about a child’s emotional well-being. The screening tool indicates a pathway and support for pupils, staff and families. This may be following an incident at home or school or simply where school or home have noticed a change in behaviour.
We also routinely review all children who are looked after by the local authority or have previously been looked after in order to track their emotional well-being and put interventions in place in a timely manner.
The pathway of support includes consideration of strategies that are already in place for the child, including reviewing any existing learning support plans, looking at patterns of behaviour/triggers for emotional dysregulation as well as supporting to try and identify any other support that can be given both internally and from external partners.
This is currently run at Delamere for: SALT/SLCN Teaching Assistants/HLTAs from across Trafford authority who are working with children who have a diagnosis of autism. The meetings are held termly and led by Delamere staff and Jackie Tarpey from SEN Advisory Service
Topics covered across the year will include:
Have a look on the links below for an Autism Spectrum Diagnostic Workshop Sessions offering support to Autistic adults post diagnosis
Jackie Tarpey is our authority SEN consultant for autism and social communication. We work closely with Jackie delivering training to colleagues in mainstream settings. Jackie is also supportive to us at Delamere and provides support to us and our families