Footsteps – ASD Unit
Footsteps is our specialist provision, catering for primary aged children who have a diagnosis of ASC and are not accessing mainstream education.
The children in Footsteps all have an Educational Health Care Plan for their specific needs and all are referred to us via the local authority.
The ethos of Footsteps is to provide a caring and supportive learning environment that encourages positive behaviour and where everyone in the school community feels valued, safe and respected. We consider promoting and teaching positive behaviour as central to ensuring academic achievement, independence and community participation.
Our Journey (so far):
Footsteps started when SENCos Kerrie White and then Headteacher, Jenny Marshall applied for the opportunity to create a specialist unit within the local community to serve the villages and towns around Wigston. They were granted this opportunity and began to formulate ideas as to how they would redevelop part of the school so that it could cater to the needs of up to 10 children with an ASC diagnosis.
After many consultations with architects, designers and the local authority, they were finally given the go ahead in early 2018. The unit was built during the summer of 2018 and our first children arrived at the beginning of the year.
- SENCo – Kerrie White
- Teacher – Tunde Read
- HLTA (Autism Specialist) – Julia Moore
- TA (Early Years Specialist) – Amie Harrison