On Monday 30th April the Stroud and Cotswold Alternative Provision School was awarded the Gloucestershire Autism Inclusion Quality Mark.
Many schools in Gloucestershire demonstrate excellent practice for children and young people with autism and Gloucestershire County Council recognises and celebrates this quality provision. It also makes sure that these high standards of being inclusive are consistent across our county.
The Gloucestershire Autism Inclusion Quality Mark is an opportunity for schools to be recognised for what they are doing to promote the inclusion, motivation, progress and welfare of pupils with autism in their schools.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
Cllr Richard Boyles, cabinet member for children and young people said, “The staff at the Stroud and Cotswold Alternative Provision School worked really hard to make sure their school meets the criteria of the Gloucestershire Autism Inclusion Quality Mark. This special award recognises all the effort they’ve put in. Well done.”
Latest figures indicate that approximately one person in 100 is on the autism spectrum. This suggests that in Gloucestershire there are about 8,580 people on the autistic spectrum and that about 1,200 of the child population in Gloucestershire have autism.