Celebrations, belonging and behaviour

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Celebrating progress

At Sutherland House School we have high expectations for our students in all areas of their learning. We celebrate their achievements and progress in many ways; from target achievements in class to celebration assemblies and formal presentation events.


Sutherland House School believes that the teaching of self-respect, respect for others, tolerance and cooperation are vital for the overall development of our students.

The school individualises support for students based on need using a positive behaviour support approach. This ensures that disruptive behaviour is dealt with calmly and effectively with respect and consideration for all involved.


Attendance is monitored daily. It is important that parents and carers contact school and the relevant transport service in the event of known absences. We will follow up any absence from school with a telephone call to parents or carers if a student is absent without contact.

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School uniform

We believe that school uniform gives students a sense of belonging. It also provides a visual reminder of the weekly routine to support the differences between school days and days when there is no school such as weekends and holidays. It's not compulsory though.

Some students may choose not to wear school uniform due to sensory and comfort. Some pupils may prefer to wear a uniform so there is a clear difference in their clothing for home and school. Please contact us if you have specific difficulties you would like to discuss.


Bullying, as it is usually understood, is a difficult concept for autistic children.

However, we are strongly opposed to any situation in which one person may take advantage of another. We have an anti-bullying approach that is based on our positive behaviour support approach.

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Our curriculum and calendar of activities

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Educational approach

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Welcome from our head teacher

“We value everyone who has an input into the lives of our pupils and you, as parents, are a key participant. By working in partnership with you, we support your child in reaching his or her full potential.”

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Visiting our school

We welcome planned visits from parents, carers and other professionals. During your visit our team will be able to advise about the referral process for your Local Authority.

Contact the school office to book an appointment to visit.

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