We feel our approach to working with young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unique because we are preparing them for work. Current research shows that only 15% of young people with an autism spectrum diagnosis are in sustained, full-time employment and we are passionate about changing that statistic.
We deliver a curriculum we believe really supports young people with this diagnosis, focusing on Whole Health Learning (ensuring they are physically and mentally healthy and have the stamina to sustain work), Connected Learning (providing concrete learning opportunities that make sense) and Real World Learning (providing opportunities to take embedded skills into the work place and community).
Please read the biographies and progress to date of some of our current students, who are placed at our sister school LVS Hassocks in West Sussex, Callum, William, Samuel, Asa and Gabby. Also Liam a past student at LVS Hassocks who successfully secured himself an apprenticeship after leaving school.
Sarah Sherwood, Director of Special Education Needs, has over 20 years experience working with individuals with an ASD diagnosis. Sarah, and her staff at our current school LVS Hassocks, are passionate about ensuring these young people have relevant learning opportunities in an environment that recognises the challenges they face on a daily basis and provides them with strategies to manage their anxieties.
The DFE registration number for LVS Oxford is 931/6015
“Although only open since September 2014 and currently with just over 20 pupils, the school has already established its expertise in the field of specialist independent provision for children and youngsters with a diagnosis of ASD. I therefore consider that a placement for X at LVS Oxford would be suitable to meet his needs and have complete confidence that the provision he requires would be delivered as set out in his amended statement. A placement for X at LVS Oxford would ensure that he achieves the best possible educational outcomes to meet his needs arising from his ASD”.