Special needs catered for
The school caters for a range of special needs, including Asperger’s, Autism and Dyslexia.
Having only opened in 2014, in 2016 LVS Oxford achieved its first ever GCSE results which were excellent. Five learners collected results, with a third of grades being A* - A and every exam sat achieving A* - C. As well as GCSEs LVS Oxford provides a range of academic options for learners to suit them, including an increasing number of BTECs, NVQs and the Arts Award.
Specialist facilities include a dedicated suite for speech, language and occupational therapies.
Support services provided
The school provides a variety of support services, including: SALT; OT; School Nurse; Integrated Child Psychotherapist.
Home school links
Links with local mainstream colleges including Marlborough School, Abingdon and Witney College, Oxford College. Supporting learners into the college of their choice in their home authority; regular contact with parents via home/school communication books, phone calls, emails plus regular events at school and parent/teacher progress meetings.
Aims and philosophy
LVS Oxford provides a unique, positive education for young people on the autism spectrum. It successfully:
• Gives learners the skills they need to live independently as adults
• Improves learners’ academic achievements
• Builds learners’ confidence in dealing with social situations
• Helps learners leaving after exams to go on to further education or training for the job they want
• Provides the right environment to help young people with autism do well
Staff qualification and selection
• All class teachers have QTS or QTLLS.
• Residential staff and LSAs have NVQ L3 in the relevant field.
• HLTA qualifications.
• Dyslexia qualification held by some staff.
• Therapists qualified and registered with HPC (OTs qualified in Sensory Integration).
• Staff undertake a range of qualifications relating to autism and managers undertake Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications.
• Selection is dependent on the role being recruited to but look for skills and experience of working with learners with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
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