Our Autism Provision: Anstruther House
Anstruther House caters for children with a primary diagnosis of autism, from Reception to Year 6. Our 2 classrooms, which are split into Early Years / Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, are staffed by a full time teacher and a number of additional support staff who are all trained and experienced in working with children with autism.
The children learning in Anstruther House have access to The Bodyshop, containing a swing, hammock, trampoline and other equipment which supports the development of gross and fine motor skills as well as the children’s emotional regulation. The Sensory Room provides a space for singing and dancing as well as relaxation. The outside space enables the children to take regular movement breaks, which can be incorporated into the daily routine.
Each student is linked to a mainstream class and staff within Anstruther House carefully plan access to mainstream activities and events. All the children learning in Anstruther House eat in the lunch hall with the rest of the school and have access to the mainstream playgrounds, where they are supported to play alongside and with their mainstream peers.
Anstruther House also has access to a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Music Therapist and Art Mentor.
Admission to Anstruther House is decided by the local authority SEN panel in conjunction with the school.