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Little Acorns

Background
The Autism Resource at Wescott was opened in Spring 2007, as a provision for infant pupils with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The autism base was named Little Acorns by the children of Wescott School Council.

Supported inclusion
At Little Acorns we support pupils with ASD for whom it is not possible to meet their needs through an ordinary placement in a mainstream primary school. At Little Acorns these pupils can receive specialist support, as well as step-by-step, supported inclusion into the mainstream school.

Admissions Policy
Little Acorns has eight full-time places for infant aged (4-7) pupils. Admissions to Little Acorns are decided by a panel representing the Special Educational Needs (SEN) section of the Education Department of Wokingham Borough Council. Before an application for a placement can be considered each pupil will need to meet the following criteria:

  • An Educational Health Care Plan
  • A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • The potential for inclusion in a mainstream primary school.

Little Acorns Staff

Mrs Bate - SENCo

Mrs Sudlow - Teacher 

Ms Wegner - HLTA

Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)- Mrs Orrin, Mrs Anderson-Peled, Mrs McArthur, Mrs Wrobel, Mrs Froy

The teachers, HLTA and LSAs work with the pupils in Little Acorns or in the mainstream classroom as appropriate to that particular pupil.

For more information on Little Acorns please look at the document below.

For more information on ASD visit the National Autistic Society https://www.autism.org.uk/

If you wish to apply for a place for your child at Little Acorns or need further information please ring the Wokingham Borough Council Special Educational Needs Team on 0118 9746216.

Other uses of Little Acorns
Where appropriate during the school day Little Acorns may also used for teaching small groups of mainstream children. This might be a Letter and Sounds group, extra handwriting practise, extra literacy or numeracy support, or social skills groups such as Gardening Club or Lego Club.  

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Autism and SEN Information

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