School were considering that a year 11 pupil with an EHCP required more specialist provision, as they were unable to meet
his needs. However the pupil did not like school he did not want to attend a different school.
Through the Autism/ Complex Communication Needs team’s interventions, the pupil made significant progress.
Key Barriers to Learning:
External agencies who have been involved:
Assessments of need in the classroom, since referral in 2013, by the Specialist Teacher and advice given to school.
1:1 exam skill practice for English
Reduced classroom disruption
Pupil still needs to leave the classroom at occasional times but he is able to identify when this should be and leave calmly rather than arguing with the teacher and leaving in an angry manner. He leaves when he is tired or stressed.
Reduced exam anxiety
Pupil is now attending all his exams and attempting them. He is able to work on practice exercises in his 1:1 sessions and in lessons whereas previously he would not entertain doing so.
Pupil still experiences extremely fixed viewpoints but is moving forward in understanding how best to approach situations in school. In general he now manages this very well, with the support of having key adults to ‘sound off to’ when he is stressed.
With advice on strategies given and advocacy to give pupil a stronger voice, school has been able to change some of its systems and provide a more supportive environment in which his needs are being met well.