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Inscape House School

Inscape House School supports young people aged 5 to 19 who have autism and associated communication needs.

Inscape House School has 105 places for young people aged 5 to 19 who have autism and associated communication difficulties as their primary need.

 

https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/inscape-house-school

 

Inscape House School’s Vision

Together we learn, grow and succeed. Together we conquer barriers and surpass expectations.

Inscape House School’s Mission  

Together we provide opportunities to promote independence and teach life-changing skills; we engage, we support and we motivate to equip our unique young people to face life’s challenges.

 

What do we do?

We support young people to lead a fulfilling life by understanding that they have a distinct and unique way of thinking and perceiving the world.

 

Inscape House School is part of the Together Trust, a charity that provides care, therapeutic services and special education to support vulnerable children, young people and adults across the North West. Our campus, based in Cheadle, is an environment that enables learning, maximises independence and celebrates all of our students’ achievements.

 

Accredited by the National Autistic Society, we provide holistic learning programmes shaped to fit each student and delivered by our skilled multidisciplinary staff team. We live and breathe Together Trust’s values. We are positive, professional, passionate and supportive.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hannah Stoller
Contact Position
Interim Head of School
Telephone
0161 283 4750
0161 283 4848
E-mail
enquiries@togethertrust.org.uk
Website
Inscape House School, Together Trust
Notes

We welcome contact from parents/carers and professionals who are seeking places for young people at the school, as it gives us the opportunity to explain more about ourselves and to answer any questions that you may have.

Where to go

Name
Inscape House School
Address
Together Trust Campus
Schools Hill
Cheadle
Stockport
Cheshire
Postcode
SK8 1JE
Notes

Inscape House School is based at Cheadle, Stockport and is part of the Together Trust charity, a leading specialist education, community and care provider, offering opportunities to students throughout the UK in our purpose built setting.

Other Details

Costs

Details

For further information regarding admissions, please contact us on 0161 283 4750 or visit visit https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/inscape-house-school

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Students must have an Education, Health and Care Plan with a primary need of Autism.

Referrals are made through the student’s local authority.

We welcome contact from parents/carers and professionals who are seeking places for young people at the school, as it gives us the opportunity to explain more about ourselves and to answer any questions that you may have.

We normally only admit a student once the Local Authority have approached us and after our admissions team have carried out an assessment and carefully studied documents and reports including the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). The primary need should be Autism.

Further information regarding admissions to Inscape House School can be found at https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/inscape-house-school. For more information or to arrange a visit please contact our reception on 0161 283 4750 and ask to speak to the admissions team or email us InscapeAdmissions@togethertrust.org.uk

 

Eligibility:

We are only able to admit a student once their Local Authority have approached us and after our admissions team have carried out an assessment and carefully studied documents and reports including the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). The primary need should be identified as Autism.

 

Further information regarding admissions to Inscape House School can be found at https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/inscape-house-school

 

Special Provision:

Our school is a special school that specialises in autism.

 

Our staff are trained in the various methodologies we use in school such as Attention Autism, TEACCH, continuous provision, pre-formal, semi-formal and formal curriculum. Each class group has, at least a teacher and two educational assistants who will work with the students daily. From Key stage 3, students have access to specialist teachers for different areas of the curriculum.

 

We have a skilled multi-disciplinary team which enables to provide a holistic package of therapeutic support which fits seamlessly with our education offer.  We use a tiered model of therapeutic support and follow a social model to ensure that students sensory, communication and social and emotional needs are embedded through the curriculum in its widest sense.

 

We have a large team of specialist staff: specialist ASC teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists (trained in sensory integration), positive behaviour support specialists, nurture practitioners, pastoral team, play therapist and counsellor.

 

Our pastoral team work closely with families to ensure a consistent and holistic approach between school and the family. Our school has close links with other agencies and can call upon other professional advice such as CAMHS/HYMS, social care, Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS), (formally Parent Partnership), as required.

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact our reception on 0161 283 4750 and ask to speak to the admissions team or email us InscapeAdmissions@togethertrust.org.uk

Other details

Notes
Inscape House School is a non-maintained special school with National Autistic Society (NAS) accreditation and are registered with Ofsted. All staff undergo an enhanced DBS check and an induction program which is assessed against national standards. This mandatory programme of training is refreshed on an annual basis. Our school is a special school that specialises in autism. Our staff are well trained - training content covers not only knowledge of autism but also the various methodologies we use in school such as TEACCH as well as other related areas e.g. Sensory Integration, Speech and Language Therapy, PECS etc. Inscape House School offers a particularly high level of input from therapists very experienced in working with individuals across the ASC spectrum. In addition to school based Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy , Psychology and Positive Behaviour Support we have close links with health professionals such CAMHS, Social Care, Information, Advice and Support Service(IASS) etc. Some of our pupils have additional needs such as epilepsy / dyslexia etc. All staff are trained in the administration of medication, first aid, epilepsy awareness. When required, staff will undergo further training in required areas and are given further support, training and guidance as and when needed. Throughout the year there are weekly training / awareness sessions focussing on a variety of relevant SEND issues. Our staff hold additional qualifications such as MA in Autism, PG in SEN / Autism, Sleep Counselling, Intensive Interaction, Dyslexia, Reading Recovery, PROACT-SCIPr-UK; Instructor/Monitor etc. The Continuing Professional Development of staff takes place throughout the year in the form of supervisions and appraisals. The school is also Asdan, CIE, AQA and OCR approved, a member of SSAT and NASS and has achieved PQASSO Level 2 and Investors in People. During our most recent OFSTED Inspection, Inscape House School was graded as a Good school. Details of the report can be found on the school website at "https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/special-education/inscape-house-school" Further information about our accreditations can be found by searching for "http://www.togethertrust.org.uk" As a school we are wholly committed to the Person Centred Approach, where the child is at the centre of the decision making process. We make every effort to ensure that every student's voice is heard and work hard at facilitating this. Some students may contribute using signs and symbols or photographs and video, others may play an active role in their annual reviews. We also have a very active student council with representatives from every class.

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