Savio ASD Resource Base

Savio ASD Resource Base

SAVIO ASD Base at St John Bosco College

Our base for students with an EHCP specifying a diagnosis of autism, speech and language difficulties, or a social communication disorder as a prime area of need.

Savio offers a quiet and supportive environment away from the usual hustle and bustle of secondary school life. It offers Speech and Language Therapy support, social awareness and support groups, withdrawal for 1:1 and small group work,   independent quiet study time in dedicated areas and access to IT facilities. At break and lunchtime, there are games and activities on offer and Savio students are encouraged to invite their friends in to play games and socialise.

The purpose of Savio is to support students to access the curricular activities of the main school with the appropriate level of  support, whilst providing a place, and staff expertise, for some very specific and individual needs.

Our guiding principles:

Savio is an Autism Resource Base within a mainstream Roman Catholic Salesian 11-18 school.

  • The guiding principles state that the Resource Base is for students with an EHCP specifying a diagnosis of autism, speech and language difficulties, or a social communication disorder as a prime area of need who are able to make progress in mainstream school environment with additional specialist support.
  • Students attend mainstream lessons within the school with a personalised plan of interventions put in place according to needs identified in the EHCP and half termly data checks on progress.
  • Priority is given to students who meet the above criteria and are residents in Wandsworth and/or those who have attended one of the school’s Catholic Feeder schools.

Students who do not meet the  Criteria

  • Chilldren who do not have a EHCP specifying a diagnosis of autism, speech and language difficulties, or a social communication disorder as a prime area of need
  • Children who would not be able to access a mainstream curriculum despite high levels of differentiation
  • Children who need to be predominantly  taught in either a very small group or 1-1 setting
  • Children whose behaviour would place themselves or others at risk of harm