Since staff members Kate Mulcahy and Craig Sinclair gained their Coventry University CPD certificate in good autism practice and became the schools autism champions, Liverpool Progressive School has been working hard to achieve this quality kite mark.
On 22nd June the assessment was carried out by Sue Hatton, our company Autism Advisor, and we met all the criteria with flying colours.
To gain this sign of distinction for good autism practice, the service first needs to be compliant with all external and internal quality inspections. The focus is then on staff training and how staff understand the nature of autism for each individual we work with. From a greater depth of awareness and knowledge comes the ability to work more effectively, using autism profiles to inform practice. Staff are being much more careful with the language they use and making excellent use of visual supports to aid communication. Other autism friendly interventions such as Intensive Interaction and Social Stories are being used in appropriate ways to enhance the education experience for the young people who attend LPS.
Well done to the whole staff team who now join their sister school, Somerset Progressive, in having attained this award – Sue Hatton Autism Advisor