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Bayley starts school

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Student background

Student Bayley
Age 5
Year New Entrant
School Primary

Bayley is in a new entrant class of 19 children at a large full primary state school. Bayley is on the autism spectrum. The school receives ongoing and reviewable resourcing schemes (ORRS) funding (0.2 FTE teacher time) to support Bayley’s learning and there is a full-time teacher aide in class (22.5 hours per week).

Bayley initially attended school for mornings only but is now full time. Home support is a feature of Bayley’s learning at school and this string of stories contains a comment from Bayley’s mother. Bayley is non-verbal and communicates using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). His teacher aides have a system that uses tokens to encourage Bayley to remain focused on his current activity. Bayley has made a positive transition to school. He loves jigsaws, books, the playground, and the Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP).