The school has been identified by Kent County Council (KCC) as doing particularly well at supporting pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
We have used our expertise to create a new Specialist Resource Base Provision (SRBP) within the school for up to 15 children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The SRBP has have its own classroom within the school where children can receive some individual and/or small group teaching and help. The school is highly inclusive so children will not spend all of their time in the SRBP but will be integrated into mainstream classes during each school day as appropriate.
Our vision is to build confidence in knowledge of ASD amongst all staff which will, in turn, help our children develop into independent learners.
We also hope to work closely with our parents, running regular workshops, thus developing a strong home/school link.
If you are thinking of applying for a place in Cavendish, we would strongly recommend that you visit our provision and see it in action. There are specific criteria to meet as laid out in our service level agreement with Kent. The pupils:
Are able to access at least 50% of mainstream time.
Are working within or towards their age expected level.
Already have an EHCP in place, with ASD as their main priority.
Cavendish Teacher - Miss Jones
Teaching Assistants - Mrs. Tong & Mrs. Williams
How it all works
All of our classes are based on well know and influential British people.
Henry Cavendish was a British natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist.
Cavendish is noted for his discovery of hydrogen or what he called "inflammable air".
Some modern commentators, such as Oliver Sacks, speculated that he had Asperger syndrome. He is just one example that shows that you can achieve great things, whether that is being an amazing scientist or a caring individual. Everyone walks with genius, no matter what their need.