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(UK) Chester: New autism school for 75 day and residential students

Oct 3, 2020, Cheshire Live: New special needs school opens its doors in Chester's Abbey Square NW England
A brand new privately-run school and centre of excellence for special educational needs and disability (SEND) is opening in Chester. Abbey School for Exceptional Children is due to open in autumn 2020. … The day and residential school will have up to 75 places for children and young persons aged four to 19 years. It will take in pupils with a diagnosis of autism and/or severe learning difficulties, who may display behaviour of concern or behaviour that challenges families and services…. An artist's impression of what Abbey School in Chester's Abbey Square Employing a holistic approach, the school’s multi-disciplinary team will deliver a pupil-centred, blended curriculum. It will integrate academic and social learning with Positive Behaviour Support – a framework for assessing, promoting, and evaluating behaviour change in an ethical and culturally sensitive way…. Principal Dr Katy Lee said: “Our aims are to improve the life chances of our pupils through education and learning, and to extend the prospect of an improved quality of life for family members and others. ...


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