Access Centre: Pastoral

The Access Centre prides itself on a strong pastoral support system, where all students are allocated a ‘Key Support Worker’ (KSW) who is the main point of contact between the Access Centre, the parents/carers and the wider school.  The KSW monitors their key student closely forming excellent working relationships with the student and their family.  All KSWs receive training on working with students with an Autistic Spectrum Condition; training which includes managing sensory sensitivity, trying to understand the function of particular behaviours and encouraging positive coping strategies. Identified KSWS are trained to deliver ELSA, ELKLAN, LEGO therapy and Rebound Therapy and many KSWs have specialised in a specific subject which provides high quality academic support for the students