Designated Specialist Provision – Support for Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Designated Specialist Provision – Support for Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

A team of Teaching Staff, Play Therapist and specialist Learning Support Assistants work to provide an enriched, individually oriented curriculum within an integrated setting where students can learn alongside their peers at a pace and with the support suitable to meet their needs.

We are in our forth year of providing enhanced specialist provision for Secondary students and in our first year for Primary students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and related Complex Needs. Bradford Christian School work closely in partnership with Bradford Local Authority SEN Assessment Team and the Autism Team to provide an enhanced specialist provision for both Primary and Secondary students.

Our aims

Focus on individual needs to maximise progress

Provide a nurturing and supportive environment

Include students in mainstream lessons wherever possible

Develop the students confidence and independence

Maintain regular contact to ensure we work in partnership with parents

Our Provision

An individual, bespoke timetable

Differentiated work in mainstream lessons

Individual & small group teaching

Subject specialist teachers working in the Secondary DSP

Designated Primary Teacher for the Primary DSP class

Opportunities for students to work alongside their peers

Speech & Language and Social Communication/Skills intervention

Specialist Play Therapist and Sensory Room

Additional trained teaching and support staff

Transition work with Further Education Providers – Bradford Christian School is proud of its ethos of inclusion. All of our DSP students spend some time in mainstream lessons, where appropriate and time taking part in Primary, Middle, Upper and whole school activities and events. This helps build their confidence and enables them to take a full part in school life.

Our resources include

A large dedicated classroom for our Primary students and two classrooms and smaller rooms for our Secondary students

Laptops and iPads with appropriate software

Tailor-made teaching materials

A bank of recommended resources to support Speech and Language and Social Communication/Skills development

Specialist maths resources such as Numicon

Access to equipment, including a kitchen, for teaching life skills

ASDAN programme

Numeracy and Literacy programmes to help develop numeracy/literacy skills

Sensory Room

Main Admissions Criteria for DSP (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)

All students allocated places will have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) . The DSP is an enhanced provision where students are mostly in the DSP with some lessons in our mainstream setting. Placements will be sought through and formally approved by Bradford Local Authority in consultation with the school.

You are welcome to arrange a visit to our school or request further information.

Please contact Sharon Horton DSP Head/SENCo

Telephone: 01274 200157

Email: senco@bxs.org.uk

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Bradford Christian School exists to partner with parents in seeking to bring their children up in the ways of the Lord. We are an independent Christian school with a curriculum that focuses on the Bible and Jesus Christ in the lives of children and young people.

Students are encouraged to discover their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to maintain this in their futures.

Contact us


Bradford Christian School, Livingstone Road,
Bolton Woods,
Bradford, BD2 1BT

Main office Tel: 01274532649
Email: office@bxs.org.uk
Text: 07520649649

Reg charity no. 1027573

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