We have created a curriculum underpinned by our three areas for development:
We offer a specialist curriculum that recognises each young person diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an individual, and we work to support them on their journey to realising their full potential.
Our school is friendly and supportive, where attendance is high and mutual respect thrives, addressing the social and emotional well-being of every young person in the school.
We achieve this through the following methods:
- Well-being and Therapies: Focuses on healthy eating, exercise, relaxation techniques, emotional regulation and helping pupils develop strategies for managing their anxiety.
- Learning: We offer our pupils an adapted curriculum that recognises the individuality of young people with autism. A range of courses are offered, including GCSEs, BTECs, Functional Skills and Entry Level qualifications, in a stimulating environment where staff help pupils make connections between their learning and how this can be applied to everyday situations.
- Growing: We aim to provide our pupils with a ‘tool box for life’ – a variety of qualifications, skills and coping mechanisms that they can take with them for the future. Our approach enables pupils to be in charge of their learning, in control of their feelings and emotions and responsible for their actions, enabling them to grow into caring, confident citizens of the future.
- Achieving: We work closely with local colleges, schools, alternative education providers and the local community to ensure there is a breadth of qualifications and experiences on offer for our pupils.
LVS Hassocks are proud to have recently won a National ISA Award for Outstanding Provision for Learning Support.
“I just wanted to congratulate you, your staff and pupils, on winning the ISA Award for Outstanding Provision in Learning Support. It is certainly very well deserved. When you enter the school, it is obvious what a successful and caring environment it provides to encourage all your students to thrive.” – Regional Representative, ISA