ASD/SLI Resourced Provision

ASD/SLI Resourced Provision


Autism spectrum disorder/Specific language impairment

Faculty of Inclusion


Mr M Funnell - Lead Teacher

Mrs R Mottershead - Speech and Language Therapist

F Garvey - SENCO

Inclusion Staff


The ASD/SLI resourced provision provides support within class and around the school. Each student has a bespoke programme: 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 Level 1 training in ASD/SLI and many of the Faculty of Inclusion's Team have had further training in the Level 2 ASD/SLI course and a Level 2 Team Teach award which provides positive behavioural strategies, which are designed to reduce anxiety, risk and positive behaviour.


The aim for our students is to be included within the mainstream teaching classes, so that they can access the specialist subject teachers.

Speech & Language Therapy

The ASD/SLI Resourced Provision has its own Speech and Language therapist to work with both the students within school and those in the Resourced Provision. We provide an individualised intervention, which includes 1:1 sessions, in class support and supporting staff understanding and strategies for the individuals communication needs.

In the 1:1 sessions, pupils work on a range of language and communication skills including: Listening, memory, concentration skills, understanding spoken language, understanding and using vocabulary, generating spoken language and using language in social situations.

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.

Specific Language Impairment

What is SLI?

SLI is a term that is used to describe difficulties with learning and using language. These difficulties are not associated with factors such as general learning difficulties, or other conditions, such as cerebral palsy, hearing impairment or autistic spectrum disorders. Children with SLI are often as clever as other children of the same age but they still have difficulties with speech and language, hence the term 'specific', as difficulties are specific to this area.

Access to ASD/SLI Resourced Provision

Places in the resource provision are assigned by the local authority. All pupils who are part of the resourced provision must have an EHC plan for Autism.

Non Resourced Provision

ASD / SLI Pupils

A pupil who has a diagnosis of Autism or a Specific Language Impairment, but not at a level to require a resource provision place, will not receive the same level of support that a pupil receives in the resource provision.

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