Inscape House School
At Inscape House School, we break down barriers to learning for children with autism. Based in Cheadle, we support young people from Year 1 to Year 14.
We recognise that every child is different. That's why we create individual learning programmes matched with a core team of therapists. All delivered by our dedicated team and accredited by the National Autistic Society.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Sara Bayley
- Contact Position
- Head Teacher
- 0161 283 4750
Where to go
- Inscape House School
Together Trust Campus
- SK8 1JE
Inscape House School is based at Cheadle, Stockport and is part of the Together Trust charity, a leading specialist education, community and care provider, offering opportunities to students throughout the UK in our purpose built setting.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- School Term Time- Monday to Friday 8:55am to 3:00pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
School Term Time- Monday to Friday 8:55am to 3:00pm
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Inscape House School meets the needs of children and young people aged 5 to 19 years with autism spectrum conditions and related social communication difficulties.
Admissions do not depend upon a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition but upon a common pattern of special educational needs.
We welcome contact from parents and professionals who are seeking places for young people at the school as it gives us the opportunity to explain more about ourselves and to answer any questions that you may have.
Before a pupil starts at Inscape House, initial assessments are undertaken. This is done by talking with parents/carers and the pupil, when possible, as well as speaking to other professionals who work with the young person. This way we can prioritise support that will be needed for developing robust effective transition arrangements. Pupils undergo comprehensive assessments that look at the child as whole. A multi disciplinary team is involved with this, including teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, educational psychology and positive behaviour support specialists.
- A broad curriculum with an emphasis on the development of social, communication and independence skills.
- Structure and specialism in the teaching approaches adopted.
- Consistency and continuity within and between Key Stages.
- Work to be conducted in small groups with a high staff to student ratio and/or individual personalised programmes.
- Other notes
At Inscape House School, no two learning programmes are the same, because no two learners are the same. We take a creative and personalised approach so that every student can learn at their level, in a way that suits their needs.
From the curriculum to classroom design, we think about every detail to help our learners thrive. And we work with our students to be as flexible and responsive as possible. We know that small adjustments make a big difference.
Inscape House School's vision
Together we learn, grow and succeed. Together, conquering barriers and surpassing expectations.
Inscape House School's mission
Together we provide opportunities to promote independence and teach life-changing skills; we engage, we support and we motivate to equip our unique young people to face life's challenges.
Our Teaching Methods
We approach teaching in a flexible way to meet the needs of our learners. For instance, students might have personal timetables and one-to-one tuition, balanced with group work and activities. Our class sizes are purposefully small – never more than eight students. And each group has a teacher and educational assistants who work with the students every day.
Positive behavioural support
Our approach is positive and proactive, never punitive. We support students in understanding their emotions and help them learn coping strategies to handle all kinds of situations.
We shape learning programmes to the student while offering a broad range of subjects from the national curriculum. But it’s not just about academic achievement. We also teach communication, social and life skills. Read more about the curriculum at Inscape House School.
Creative ways to support learning
We get to know our students and the things they’re interested in. Those special interests can be a great way to help students with their progress. We’ve found all kinds of ways to engage our students, from gardening and horticulture to falconry and owl therapy.
Increasing independence and participation
At Inscape, young people have a voice in their learning. They can set their targets, contribute to their annual progress review, and take part in our school council.
Positive mental health and wellbeing
We take a whole-school approach to managing positive mental health and wellbeing for our students. We have two full-time qualified counsellors in our team, mental health first aiders on-site, and access to the broader Together Trust family of therapeutic support. Find out more about therapy support at Inscape.
Partnership with parents
When we work together, we change lives. We work students and their families to develop strategies for all aspects of their lives.
Support for learning
All our students receive a universal level of support for education. But additional support is there when they need it as part of our three-tier support model. It’s common for students to move between tiers depending on what’s happening in their lives.
Students love our campus. We’ve got everything covered with sensory rooms, an adventure playground, outdoor gym equipment and a sensory playground. We have a highly specialised 4D sensory facility. Our green-fingered students can develop their horticulture skills in our gardens, while students can develop their work and independence skills in our fully equipped kitchen and onsite café. And, computer-savvy students can put their skills to the test in our ICT suite.
The best way to see what we have to offer is to pay us a visit. Contact us to arrange a tour.
- For further information regarding admissions, please contact us on 0161 283 4750 or visit visit http://www.togethertrust.org.uk/ and search ‘admissions’