Hillingdon Manor School
Special needs catered for
Hillingdon Manor is an independent specialist school for children with autism between three and a half and nineteen years of age.
Hillingdon Manor School strives to provide effective, specialist education and support to pupils with autism, allowing pupils to achieve their full potential in education and life.
Located over two sites for primary and secondary, the school offers a unique mix of education and support to pupils within a wide spectrum of needs and abilities. Personalised teaching and learning in an autism specific environment allows pupils’ individual needs to be addressed completely and their capabilities fully realised.
Our strong emphasis on visual supports and displays creates a purposeful learning environment. Every class has a visual timetable and the interactive learning board outlines the structure of each lesson, the key language and the behaviour that is expected. Pupils have access to iPads to support learning. Structured approaches are also used which include: Picture Exchange Communication System, TEACCH and Makaton.
Support services provided
The therapy provision at Hillingdon Manor School is designed to support the students’ overall development by addressing their individual identified needs. We make effective use of the students’ Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) to design appropriate support and intervention programmes which has a positive impact on their outcomes.
There is a strong focus on enabling all students to develop socially appropriate communication skills, alongside their academic, social, emotional and physical development.
There are many needs that students with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) have that can adversely affect their learning and ability to engage positively at school and at home. At Hillingdon Manor School we endeavour to provide support at both the individual and environmental level to ensure that specialist tailored support is delivered to every student to better enable them achieve their full potential.
We have a multidisciplinary team consisting of Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Play Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. We work from a multi-disciplinary team approach. This consists of a combination of different skills and knowledge sets to provide a holistic understanding of the difficulties students may present. This allows us to design interventions to meet the unique needs of each student from a variety of perspectives.
Therapy is delivered individually with students to address specific needs that are highlighted by teachers and parents and specified in their EHCPs. Group sessions are also delivered by the team as well as supporting teachers to embed the strategies into their daily teaching.
Home school links
At Hillingdon Manor School, we aim to provide a broad and balanced education for all the children within a happy, stimulating and healthy environment and we want each child to achieve the best he or she can.
All students work at their own level through individualised teaching strategies and differentiated lessons, based on the expectations of the National Curriculum.
Access to the National Curriculum is for all pupils aged from three and a half to twelve years. The National Curriculum is tailored to the individual needs of the pupil through the use of the Equals schemes of work and is supported through a communication-centred environment.
Our topic curriculum is implemented through ‘The Creative Learning Journey’ which is a skills based curriculum focusing on personalized learning through topic. Our focused teaching procedures ensure that each child progresses at their own individual pace and works towards achieving their potential.
We value the importance of celebrating achievement to build children’s self-esteem. Our Weekly Star of the Week assemblies are used formally to celebrate the children’s achievements both inside and outside of school. Parents are welcome to join us in our sharing Assemblies throughout the year.
Aims and philosophy
We are proud of our school and the staff work extremely hard to make learning fun and exciting for all our pupils. We feel privileged to lead an enthusiastic and committed team; and firmly believe that when children move on from our school they have the necessary skills and coping strategies to succeed in life regardless of individual needs. At Hillingdon Manor School, we aim to provide a broad and balanced education for all the children within a happy, stimulating and healthy environment and we want each child to achieve the best he or she can.
Staff qualification and selection
At Outcomes First Group we make a real commitment to training and developing our staff. Our training is focussed on the needs of the specific services as well as the individual employee and the company. We recognise that training, learning and developing our staff is key to delivering high quality services and to the success of our company.
Our commitment is to guarantee that all employees complete mandatory, refresher and specialist training and have the opportunity to undertake developmental training opportunities.
We offer BILD accredited behaviour support training relevant to the service which equips employees with the knowledge and skills to manage a broad range of behaviours to ensure everyone’s safety in the workplace.
Outcomes First Group is committed to meeting regulatory qualification requirements and timeframes to ensure a suitability qualified, knowledgeable and competent workforce.