Welcome to Heathermount
We are a non-maintained special day school, owned by The Disabilities Trust, set within 14 acres of stunning grounds in Sunningdale near Ascot. At Heathermount we cherish all of our students and ensure that provision is tailored to meet individual need. We offer learning packages to children and young people aged between 4 and 19 with a diagnosis of ASC, dependent upon ability, needs, and interests.
All staff have high expectations for students and are very proud of the amazing progress every student makes once they are secure, settled and understood. We are determined to create a learning environment which builds confidence and allows for staff and children to flourish. All our students access the National Curriculum with a view to enter for nationally recognised accreditations which include GCSEs and Functional Skills. Running in tandem with the National Curriculum, we offer a range of vocational qualifications which include Skills for Working Life, Personal Learning, Thinking Skills and work experience opportunities.
All students are helped to become independent, confident young adults who are able to leave school and enter the world of further education or employment. No student has left Heathermount and become a government statistic for Not in Employment, Education or Training. All have either progressed to colleges of further education or into the world of work.
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Further information can be found on the Ofsted website. Our quality report outcomes are also published annually.
Although individuals with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum can differ greatly, they share a common cluster of underlying difficulties around:
Some students may also have additional sensory/motor co-ordination, organisational and developmental issues. At Heathermount we engage in a holistic, person centred approach, which recognises and encourages partnership working with parents, carers and a range of professionals to deliver a robust curriculum and supportive learning.
As well as being fully compliant with OFSTED, our corporate Quality Assurance department oversees a regular external inspection and ad-hoc visits set against the OFSTED's own quality outcomes. This ensures that standards are maintained and built upon regularly. The inspections and audits include seeking feedback from all stakeholders, including service users, families, and local authorities. Following an Ofsted inspection in January 2015, Heathermount was judged to be a 'good' school.
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