Bankside College benefits from the support of an experienced and established clinical team, who have been supporting the needs of autistic people for many years.
Their combined experience allows for the development of innovative and tailored solutions to support the continuing personal growth of the learners at the college. the clinical team consists of psychology, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.
The clinical team works alongside the educational team to ensure that the learners’ sensory, communication and emotional needs are being met. With these needs met learners are better able to open themselves up to opportunities that will support better engagement in sessions and consequent skill development and improved quality of life.
While learners study with the college, they will receive regular pastoral support, and be assigned a lead staff member who will ensure their progress is planned, monitored and celebrated. This person also assists with the learners’ transition and will be a key link for families. Our pastoral team also signpost parents/families to external agencies for support, information, advice, and guidance.
All learners also have an induction, regular update meetings, target setting and reviews. Each year, a full review will take place, focusing on the learner’s aspirations, objectives, and positive progress. Each learner’s programme is different, as is their progress and careful consideration is given to the planning of timetables, support, and attendance patterns.