Longdon Park School is dedicated to providing outstanding education to young people with educational, social and communication, and emotional difficulties resulting from a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, incorporating a range of therapies to provide support for the sensory processing needs of our young people.
We are united in our core values of:
- Unconditional Positive Regard – promoting mutual respect amongst the school community and a reflective, inclusive and supportive environment within which pupils can thrive
- Holistic approach – our team of therapists, teachers and support staff work together to support young people with the development of their skills. Parents are a key part of this and we seek to support parents to extend the curriculum and learning experiences in to the home so that young people can begin to generalise the skills they develop at school
- Aspirational Outcomes – through a personalised and flexible learning experience pupils are supported to engage in a curriculum tailored to support them to meet their full potential
- Nurturing Environment – empathetic and well trained staff take a non-punitive approach to support young people to reflect on their conduct and mistakes, take responsibility for their actions and develop mutual respect that supports the school community to feel safe and supported
- Development of Independence – through carefully planned opportunities and experiences, pupils are supported to develop social and life skills as well as academic skills so that they become well rounded members of the community and begin to prepare fully for adult life
We strive to become a recognised centre of excellence in the provision of education for young people with ASD. We endeavour to deliver an educational environment that enables young people to achieve their aspirations socially, emotionally and academically and leave us feeling proud of their achievements.
By providing clear structure and a nurturing environment, we seek to support young people to see the best in themselves and achieve the best possible outcomes relevant to their ability and to feel proud that they were members of our school.
We aim to be recognised in the field of autism as an outstanding provision, with in-depth knowledge and understanding, who work in collaboration with other institutions to continue to discover a full appreciation of the autism spectrum; its presentation and impact.