The purpose of our provision is to ensure students fulfil their potential by being able to access a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet their individual needs.

Cleveland House is a resource provision for students aged 11-19 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Cleveland House is a resource provision for students aged 11-19 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

All pupils have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) unless they are attending an assessment place. The pupils who attend have needs which cannot be fully met in a mainstream environment.

Cleveland House is a separate building within the Hinckley Academy site that ensures young people have a safe space but can also access mainstream provision easily.

Students have the opportunity to work 1-1 and in small groups within the resource provision. When attending lessons in the mainstream part of the school students are part of classes with support from Cleveland House learning or teaching assistant, this enables students to access GCSE, BTEC or A Level curriculums.

Cleveland House has excellent links with a range of therapists. We work closely with other professionals to ensure we meet the needs of the students on our role.

Our Expertise

The Cleveland House Lead, Louise Leeson, was a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) in a mainstream setting. Louise has 16 years of experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), she holds the National Award for SEN Coordination, Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing and a post graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Head of Department, Jo Keatley, is the lead teacher in Cleveland House. Jo has worked within the special sector specialising in ASD provision for over 8 years and has also worked in mainstream settings.

Jo has the experience and expertise to deliver relevant life skills and therapeutic sessions to support our students alongside an academic curriculum.

All teaching assistants have experience of/or trained to work with young people with a diagnosis of ASD. We ensure all of our staff receive appropriate training working closely with trainers linked to the Autism Education Trust and The National Autistic Society.

No one single ASD programme or training, use of structure and visual strategies to support learning, life and independence skills training depending on the needs of each individual.

approach is followed in Cleveland House: approaches are selected according to individual need and may include for example, TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications Handicapped Children), SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support), Intensive Interaction, Social Stories, Social Safety