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(UK) Essex opens autism school for 75 students

Sept 21, 2021, Thurrock Gazette: New school for severely autistic pupils opens in Witham

SE England

A NEW school for pupils across Essex with severe autism has opened this month after a long wait. The new special education needs school will offer support for children with learning difficulties, with a curriculum individually prepared for each pupil, and for their parents…. The school was given the green light by Essex County Council and the Department for Education last year. Headteacher Adam Dean said: “To finally be open and full of our amazing children and staff feels beyond incredible…. “Since the inception of the school five years ago, being head here has been a long-held dream for me. “Now we are open I can honestly say that I have the best job in the world. “I am overwhelmed with pride for our amazing team, incredible pupils and beautiful school building.” The school is based off Rickstones Road and can take up to 75 pupils with complex autism. The school is split into 15 classes and employs more than 100 members of staff so each pupil can be taught on a one-to-one basis….


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