Little Paddock School is a part of Paddock School, a Wandsworth maintained special school for pupils with a diagnosis of autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties.
Little Paddock caters for children aged 3-5 years old in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery, Reception or Year 1) with moderate to severe learning difficulties with a diagnosis of autism.
Pupils are taught in small classes with a specialist teacher and a number of special school support assistants. The children follow a topic based curriculum which is modified to take account of their individual learning needs. Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are taught in ASD specific classes, and the school is an ASD friendly environment. We used a structured teaching approach TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and
related Communication handicapped Children) throughout the school.
Among the staff team there is a certified TEACCH practitioner, a qualified PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) implementer, a regional Makaton tutor, an Intensive Interaction specialist and trained PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) teachers. All staff have regular training including training in ASD strategies. Speech and Language therapy is central to the teaching, and communication targets are set and monitored termly in conjunction with our Speech and Language Therapists who work regularly in the classrooms.
The Occupational Therapist works alongside teachers to develop, implement and monitor programmes for children including Sensory Integration programmes and sensory diets.
Please visit the school website for more information.