Our AP Model & Ethos
Learner Centred Programmes
We are learner centred and the views and wishes of each student play an important role in the admissions process. Through our referral and assessment process, River Valley is able to obtain information to understand the needs of the child or young person and then to plan accordingly an appropriate schedule. In conjunction with the family-carers and professionals that have worked with the child or young person to date, we would then prepare their individual programme applicable to the key stage curriculum. This information enables our staff team to prepare a baseline in order to effectively track and measure achievement, progress and development.
ADO have been working with children, young people and adults since 2011, offering therapeutic activities and interventions to many hundreds of service users. Our ADO Therapy services still offer the same services today and with this mechanism we can easily apply our skillset to a specialist provison like our own. We have trained and certified specialist therapy staff to support the needs of students with a range of special educational needs and complex learning difficulties or disabilities. We have extensive experience working with children and young people that may have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, ASD, ADHD, mental ill health difficulties or a complex profile with conditions that co-exist with one or more special educational needs.
Experience In Assessing
ADO are experts in the field of providing a thorough assessment and compiling effective information to assess children and young people. Following assessment, key staff will review and offer a place to a student where it believes it has the capability to meet that student’s needs and support the young person to learn and thrive. If there are concerns as to whether the AP can meet the needs of the student, these will be discussed with the family-carers and existing professionals as to whether any adaptations can be made on the AP part to support the child or young person. The AP would unlikely be able to offer a place where we believe that the students’ needs cannot be catered for by the available facilities or whose condition or behaviour would pose an unacceptable risk, threat to the welfare or infringe health and safety of AP students or staff.