Empowering People, Launching lives


Our curriculum responds to the needs of an individual, the student’s aspirations and their desired outcomes. The teaching and learning provided by BeyondAutism Post-19 is to enable our students to have choice and control over their futures, working towards vocational outcomes, as well as independent or supported living.

Through the Education, Health and Care Plan, as well as assessments from our teaching staff, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists, an Individual Education Plan and bespoke timetable is created.

The Individual Education Plan covers the four areas of preparation for adulthood:

  • Employment
  • Independent living
  • Community inclusion
  • Health and wellbeing.

To find out more about the IEP click here.

Teaching communication skills is a fundamental part of our students’ learning. Communication enables our students to have choice and control over their lives, as well as being able to share their feelings, thoughts and desires. Our Post-19 provision will focus on a student’s communication both during lessons and within the community. We will continue to strongly encourage verbal communication but will also adapt a Total Communication approach within the provision to ensure that students have every opportunity to communicate appropriately in a variety of settings. This may change depending on the settings and what is most appropriate for each student.

Our Curriculum Model

All of these elements are brought together into a curriculum model that allows students to follow the right pathway to prepare them for adulthood. This is focused around the creation of an ‘ideal week’ designed to meet the interests and aspirations of each individual. Watch the video below to see how we achieve this.

Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy

Within each student’s EHCP there will be reference to them accessing both Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy provision. In our Post-19 provision, we work closely with both these therapies to ensure that the needs of the students are met in both these areas and others where appropriate. We will focus on understanding and implementing strategies that meet their communication and sensory needs in order to support a student’s wellbeing.

A Post-19 learner in the classroom


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