- Headteacher's Welcome
- About Us
- Mission statement
- Intensive Interaction
- The Son-Rise Program (Options)
- Sensory Intergation Therapy
- Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
- Picture for Object Trading
- Personalised teaching and learning
- Emphasis on fun and enjoyment
- Careful use of language
- Behaviour programmes and social scripts
- Comprehensive assessments
- Early literacy
- High but realistic expectations
- What About speech and verbal skills?
- Pre-phonics Literacy
- Emotional Well Being
- Uffculme Trust
- British Values
Staff at Uffculme School has developed a large number of very specific assessments and programmes that address the challenges of using non-verbal techniques to teach literacy to pupils functioning lower than the National Curriculum. Although we are a special primary school exclusively for pupils with autism, our approach to teaching early literacy may be adopted and used with any pupil functioning on ‘P’ levels.
A large number of the pupils are independent, rather than social, learners who thrive on working at their own pace without needing continuous adult direction and assistance. The vast majority of children not only access literacy but also progress to degrees of functional literacy. The programmes dovetail seamlessly into the Primary Strategy. The majority of the pupils at the school move on to National Curriculum levels and develop skills commensurate with their general learning potential. OFSTED praised these assessments and programmes in 2001 and in 2003 the school received a ‘Leading Aspect’ award for the same.