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Medeshamstede Academy

Our Autism Strategy

Through explicit teaching, our research-based autism strategy includes ‘Attention Autism’ leading to a social thinking curriculum which further supports development of communication and interaction skills across the curriculum.  We teach sensory and emotional self-regulation skills through our ‘Zones of Regulation’ curriculum.  Our curriculums are delivered through the framework of TEACCH.

Medeshamstede Academy is part of the Skills Builder Universal Partnership.  We believe that teaching essential skills, at every stage of life, prepares pupils in readiness for employability.  The 8 essential skills are listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.

Our provision develops these essential life skills that pupils need for citizenship, employment and their chosen career path.  Skills Builder is an award winning rapidly growing global partnership, bringing together more than 700 organisations towards a common mission joined by shared language, principles and outcomes.  More information can be found at along with further details of the framework that our pupils work through.

This school is sponsored by the Greenwood Academies Trust which was formed in 2009 and now educates approximately 16,000 pupils across seven local authority areas including Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Leicester City, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire.  

To find out more about the Trust, click here.