is eligible for a Hub place?
- Have a diagnosis of autism
- Have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
- Be in Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 (Year 7-11)
- Require a program of individualised support and coaching in order to engage fully with the curriculum, social expectations and environment of a mainstream secondary curriculum
- Aspire to being educated in secondary mainstream lessons alongside their peers
does KSCS support students with a Hub place?
KSCS Jigsaw staff will:-
- Provide a sheltered, safe base for students to access for regulating as well as for timetabled ‘interventions’
- Provide structure and routine for students using clear visual clarification
- Welcome students during unstructured times (break, lunch and before school)
- Support social interactions between students and their peers
- Encourage and develop effective home-school communication so that staff and parents can work together in supporting students
- Support students in identifying strategies that work for them
- Coach students in using strategies effectively around the school
- Model the principles of good autism practice for all staff
- Provide guidance and training for all staff in sensory awareness, simplifying language, the use of visual support and breaking learning down into manageable steps
KSCS staff aspire to:-
Promote mutual respect amongst the school community to ensure an inclusive, supportive and reflective environment within which students on the autism spectrum can thrive.
are the aims of a Hub placement?
- Acquire a personalised toolkit of strategies which enable them to build their independence at secondary school, into Post-16 education and adulthood.