Woodlands is a specialised resource base for children who have been statemented with Autism. The children who attend Woodlands are of Nursery and Primary ages (3-11years old). There are three classrooms; each with a class teacher and teaching assistants who have been trained in teaching children with Autism. The children have an array of needs and are on different levels of the spectrum. Woodlands strives to aid every child’s progress in academic and in social skills. At Woodlands we believe that each child deserves to have a plan put into place that has been tailored to their individual needs. We work with Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists who are part of each child’s developmental plans.

We aim for every child to spend some time in the main school although this will be based on children’s abilities and needs within the context of a mainstream classroom. Although Woodlands is located in a separate building, every child is part of the Netley community. It is our responsibility to develop an understanding of each child’s individual’s needs, learning styles and abilities. From understanding the child as a whole, we will encourage the best strategies to see progression and development in both academic and everyday life.

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'The pupils with severe and complex needs in the resource base make at least good progress, and some make outstanding progress in their reading and writing skills. Their social development is also carefully nurtured and they are helped to participate more widely in the life of the school.'

OFSTED 2014