The Intensive Support Centre (ISC) was developed in 2005 to provide specialist county provision for students with autism and other communication impairments who exhibit severe challenging behaviour. The majority of students educated within the ISC are diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). The ISC provides a safe and stimulating educational environment and an individualised approach to teaching and learning. The main aims of the broad and balanced curriculum provided within the ISC are to enhance communication skills, develop appropriate behaviour and improve self-regulation and self-control.
The ISC caters for up to 10 students, aged 11-19 yrs, in two class groups and is highly staff intensive with 1:1 teaching assistants for all students plus a teacher and higher level teaching assistant. Within the ISC there is greater scope to develop pupil knowledge facilitating stability, continuity, consistency, care and control. The primary aim for all the pupils educated within the ISC is to develop the widest range of skills possible to sustain inclusion in the mainstream of the school with minimal support. The ISC specialises in working with parents to develop creative solutions to holistically develop the young person.