The Springfields Academy

Reach South Academy Trust

Our central mission is for Reach South pupils to aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others place on them.

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Autism Professional Development for Staff

Every member of staff who works at Springfields is an Autism Practitioner. Therefore all colleagues are supported to understand and enable autistic young people through a bespoke training pathway in relation to their role within the Academy.

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Our commitment to developing effective autism practice is reflected through our performance management targets. Through a personalised, autism-focused target, staff members develop their confidence, skills and experience in working with autistic children.  

To reflect the contribution that every role makes towards supporting children with autism, the academy has developed a range of role-specific autism competencies. Staff are supported the achieve these competencies through our on-going professional learning programme.

Our autism competencies: