Our ASD Classes
St. Patrick’s De La Salle has a purpose built ASD wing as part of our school community. Our wing consists of 3 ASD classes, each of which caters for 6 pupils. Each pupil is attached to a mainstream class within the school. We cater specifically for pupils attending school with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum. We have a pupil – teacher ratio of 6:1, along with 2 SNAs in each class.
Our classes provide the opportunity for students to follow the curriculum at a pace and level suitable to each individual, whilst also participating in mainstream activities and lessons when appropriate.
In our classes we focus on a variety of areas in addition to academic work, in order to equip our pupils with the skills and independence to empower and enable them. We include communication and life skills, self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and stress management strategies. We also incorporate a sensory programme into our daily schedule.
Our facilities include a hall for exercises to promote sensory / motor development and a para-sensory room with a swing.