June 20, 2022, Leighton Buzzard Observer: New provision for children with autism to launch at Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable academies https://www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk/education/new-provision-for-children-with-autism-to-launch-at-leighton-buzzard-and-dunstable-academies-3737743
The two specialist provisions will provide children, whose primary need is autism, the opportunity to receive specialist teaching whilst also being part of a wider school community, encouraging integration and participation in mainstream education. They will receive focused and dedicated support from experienced educational leaders….
Cathy Barr, CEO of The Shared Learning Trust, added: “I am proud that The Shared Learning Trust is partnering with both Central Bedfordshire Council and the Autism Education Trust on this initiative. We pride ourselves on inclusivity and look forward to the first intake of children joining us. We pledge to parents that the provision will be of the highest quality.”
Places for 10 children on each site will be allocated by Central Bedfordshire Council. Staff at The Shared Learning Trust will work closely with them to ensure the children have a positive and smooth transition into their new school life.
The new provision will be based at The Vale Academy in Dunstable and Rushmere Park Academy in Leighton Buzzard.