Aims And Mission Statement
Russet House School is a Local Authority School that specialises in teaching nursery and primary aged pupils with autism. We aim to continue to be a centre of excellence, taking into account the individual needs of children with autism ensuring they are met through ongoing multi-disciplinary assessment, intervention and high quality teaching.
- To provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum for pupils with autism which includes access to the Early Years Foundation and National Curriculum at appropriate levels.
- To maximise potential and raise levels of achievement in pupils with autism, particularly in the areas of learning, communication, personal, emotional, social development and independence.
- To provide a range of teaching methods and interventions informed by knowledge and understanding of autism.
- To create a learning environment which encourages the physical and emotional wellbeing of all pupils and promotes confidence, independence and encourages flexibility of thought.
- To teach appropriate and socially acceptable behaviour through individual and group learning experiences taking into account the nature of autistm.
- To establish positive links with the local community and provide training for local services as required in order to raise awareness of autism.
- To provide multi-disciplinary assessment, therapies and teaching in an environment where all professionals work collaboratively to meet the needs of individual pupils.
- To promote honesty, courtesy, self-discipline, tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs.
- To provide a learning context that reflects the diversity of pupils and offers equal opportunities for all.
- To develop and maintain an experienced and well-trained team and provide opportunities for ongoing staff development and training, particularly in the area of autism.
- To create an environment where all staff and children are valued for their contribution to all aspects of school life.
- To create an environment where confidentiality is respected and training and support is offered to parents who are partners in an interactive team.
- To provide a physical environment designed to meet the needs of pupils with autism.
- To provide inclusion opportunities into mainstream school where appropriate.
- To promote inclusive education through training and by working in partnership with other special and mainstream schools.