At Overton School we are always steadfast in our determination to promote a more inclusive society.
This week we met with the University of Chester to discuss mutually beneficial and collaborative projects. Be sure to watch this space to find out more about how we will work with the university to promote and support Autism Awareness Week both at Overton and also at the university .
Many students at the university have autism; in an inclusive society this is no longer needs to be a barrier to learning. The university has many staff and students who have autism and have developed a repertoire of learning routes to support their learners with autism. This includes using online learning portals to support self-guided study.
The plan is for the university to link with Overton School through ongoing skype sessions and a series of school visits to support our students to understand that their special interests, whether it be an interest in history or music has potential career routes and study routes at a variety of different levels. Additionally, as part of our careers event in July, the university will also be supporting us by delivering CV and mock interview workshops.
We are delighted to start working with the University of Chester and these exciting projects are the start of many more to come.