We were thrilled to kickstart Spring School’s first term with a visit from BBC’s The One Show.
Presenter Ashley John-Baptiste came to speak to our pupils and teachers about our unique approach to educating autistic children and young people for a short film exploring the differences between special and mainstream schools.
The film, which aired in an October episode of the programme, showed clips of our pupils engaging in learning and play and talking about the positive impact Spring School is already having on their lives. One pupil said:
In my old primary school, I felt like I was the outcast. I became a shy kid always sitting in the corner. I’m happy again.
Ashley also spoke to Dave, parent of Spring School pupil Zeph, who has joined us from a mainstream school. Dave spoke about how pleased he was to see Zeph run into his new classroom, excited for the day ahead.
Dave, Zeph and other pupils all told Ashley about the special things Spring School has to offer, such as smaller class sizes and teachers who understand autism.
After the film aired on the BBC One programme, hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas had a chat with celebrity guest, television presenter Paddy McGuinness, who is a parent to three autistic children. Paddy described Spring School as “amazing” and “what parents are crying out for.”
You can find out more about our educational approach in our prospectus.