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ASD Provision

ASD Provision


Longfield Academy contains specialist provision for 40 students on the Autistic Spectrum. Within this provision each student has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP), whose primary need is identified as ASD. Students are supported by specialist staff within the provision which composes of four classrooms, each with direct access to a quiet room that students can use. It also has its own kitchen area to support the development of life skills, changing rooms and training room. Students are able to use their own open space, separate from the main Academy playground, and this area also accommodates a garden for horticulture activities during some lessons extra curricular activities.

Students are based within the provision,for all tutor activities and social times  but all access the Academy for most lessons. The aim is to enable each student to integrate  main school lessons full time and to study the full range of  KS3 and KS4 examination courses and enrichment activities. Each student has a carefully personalised timetable which takes account of their individual needs, but has a significant level of challenge built within it. All students join everyone else in taking part in their College activities.

The Academy building and facilities has been carefully designed for students with ASD and other students with  learning difficulties to enhance accessibility. Each College has been carefully colour coded and rooms have specialist signage to enhance accessibility. The acoustic design of the Academy also supports all students to learn more effectively.

The Academy uses its expertise to provide local advisory support to other primary and secondary schools within the area. It also works closely with Milestone Academy to develop opportunities for students and staff across the Leigh Academies Trust and more widely.

Kent County Council wish to fully understand parent, carers & children and young people’s views and concerns to ensure their actions have a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with SEND and their families.

With this in mind, they would like any parents and carers of children and young people with SEND to have the opportunity to complete the SEND – Your Voice online questionnaire.


Please click here for the questionnaire.