We are delighted to announce that we have been re accredited as an advanced specialist provision for young people with autism by the National Autistic Society.
In January, we had a 3-day inspection that included interviews with staff, students and parents and a series of observations throughout the three days.
It was reported that the Committee found compelling evidence from the accreditation report that the school is meeting the Specialist Award criteria to a high level of quality and consistency and that therefore an Advanced Award can be given.
Several specific strengths are identified in the assessment report. These include:
• Oaklands School use a Total Communication approach with a range of communication systems available and used functionally by students.
• Parents report that the transition into school was highly supportive and met the needs of the students.
• The job coaching and employment opportunities for students at Oaklands are exceptional,
• Students display high levels of independence with staff standing back to enable students to carry out activities with as much self-reliance as they are able.