The London Nautical School is dedicated to Inclusion and is constantly developing its support structures to meet the needs of its pupils and the local community. The Autistic Spectrum Condition Resource Base opened in September 2015 with 3 students and now has a roll of 16 students.
The ASC Provision at The London Nautical School is a unit within the school that offers help and support for children with an EHCP where the main need is Autism. Their ASC Provision team includes specialist ASC teaching assistants, a HLTA and the ASC Lead (Assistant SENCo).
All of their staff have extensive knowledge and training on autism and inclusion. The vision of their centre is that all students feel included and accepted, which will empower them to participate and make progress alongside their peers. They encourage their students to be as big a part of the mainstream school as possible, and want the provision to be an emotionally secure place for their students at times where they may find aspects of mainstream school demanding.
They currently have two open-plan spaces and two classrooms where intervention/booster groups are taught, or where students can work independently if they need a low-sensory environment to learn in.
Together with the mainstream curriculum, they run a corresponding curriculum based on student need. They can provide speech and language groups, social skills sessions, buddy systems, anxiety groups and ELSA sessions.