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Designated Provision

Mr Funnell Head of Designated Provision 
Mrs Keenan  
Mrs Pacey  



ASD Designated Provision - Iona                                            Curriculum Support Department



The ASD Designated provision provides support within class and around the school. Each student has a bespoke program: including mainstream lessons, staff support, visual support materials, withdrawal classes and Speech and Language Therapy.

To support the inclusion within the mainstream classes, the whole school has had training in ASD and many of the SEND Team have had further training and many are qualified as Level 2 Team Teach practitioners which provides positive behavioral strategies, which are designed to reduce anxiety, risk and positive behaviours.

Designated Provision is a discrete provision within St Gregory’s RC High school and as such pupils in the Designated Provision have access to the Provision throughout the school day, including at those times when they integrate into the mainstream classes and during social times like break and lunch.


Access to ASD Designated Provision

We are a 16 pupil Designated Provision for Autism. Places in the Designated Provision are assigned by the Warrington Education Authority. All pupils who are part of the Designated Provision must have an EHC plan for Autism.


Pupils with ASD who are not Designated Provision

A pupil who has a diagnosis of Autism, but not at a level to require a Designated Provision place, will not receive the same level of support that a pupil receives in the Designated Provision.

We will aim to provide an ASD friendly school, as do all mainstream high schools.



Autistic Spectrum Disorders & Asperger's Syndrome

What is ASD?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people around them. People with autism have difficulties with everyday social interaction. Their ability to develop friendships is generally limited as is their capacity to understand other people's emotional expressions. People with autism can often have accompanying learning disabilities but everyone with the condition shares a difficulty in making sense of the world.

What is Asperger's Syndrome?

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. They have a number of traits of autism are common to Asperger syndrome including: Difficulty in communication, Difficulty in social relationships and a lack of social imagination and creative play.


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Tel: 01925 574888 or email.