Childs Hill & Claremont Federation

Pathways

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to Pathways, the Autism Resource Provision (ARP) at Claremont Primary School and Childs Hill Primary Schools for children aged 4-11 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Pathways has been part of Childs Hill Primary School since 1997 supporting children with language and communication difficulties and educating children with autism exclusively since 2011.  Pathways provision at Claremont Primary School opened in April 2020; a year after the schools became CHC Federation.

Both Claremont and Childs Hill are two form entry primary schools with an ARP funded for 12 children in each. Our ARPs provide personalised learning experience and education for 24 children in total across both schools. 

For some children with autism, learning in a mainstream environment can be a serious challenge. Education in Pathways offers great flexibility, taking into account each pupil’s developmental and emotional stages. Our carefully planned education programme inspires children to achieve their full potential through passionate teaching. This in turn develops confidence, curiosity and independent learning within a safe, supportive and inclusive environment.

Pathway's ARPs enrich the school's ethos because they enable all pupils in our school community to improve their understanding of diversity, differences and issues all children face in everyday life. We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach, visit and work in both of our schools. 

As a community we look forward to celebrating the achievements of the children who join us in Pathways. Our school policies promote inclusion and diversity and recognise the impact of ASD on our pupils and their families. The school's policies and development plans reflect our duties under the Disability Discrimination Act and the inclusion framework. Please see our school website for more information and current policy overview. 

Raising awareness of Neurodiversity is fundamental to the inclusive practice of both schools. We celebrate our diverse community through assemblies, World’s Autism Awareness Week and Neurodiversity Week, and PSHE lessons and workshops. We have a team of devoted peer buddies amongst mainstream pupils who work closely with children in Pathways and in their Linked Classrooms.

Read more about Pathways on our website.  

We welcome visitors. If you would like a tour of Pathways at Claremont please email office@claremontprimary.org