The Cam Acacemy Trust's vision is to be a centre of excellence for the education of pupils with autism across a number of schools in our Trust, including Melbourn. To offer them outstanding facilities in every respect, where they can develop independence and life skills, and integrate into mainstream education with the support they need to help them cope.
We believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to learn in a place where they feel safe and free from anxiety. As well as a place of safety, we provide an environment of stimulation and challenge where pupils are able to engage in their interests and fulfill their academic and social potential; a place that offers them a sense of belonging and well-being; a place where they can grow into adulthood with the same expectations as everyone else and meet the challenges of 21st century life. It is our goal is to help our pupils acquire the skills they need to do this. To achieve this, we offer support in mainstream lessons, small groups or on an individual basis.
Our mission is to provide a broad and balanced education where pupils are supported to fully develop their academic and social potential. We aim to meet their individual needs and to ensure they have the confidence and skill set to realise their ambitions.
Our aims are:
- To be a model of excellence for integration into mainstream school.
- To provide a place of safety and belonging as well as a place of challenge.
- To promote social communication and develop life skills.
- To promote the use of person-centred learning plans to offer a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant education.
- To provide effective guidance and realistic but challenging expectations using clear goals and a consistent approach.
- To provide a place where each pupil is valued as an individual and given the support to help them cope with whatever they find challenging.
Everybody is somebody