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Integrated Resource



"Leaders understand the needs of pupils with SEND extremely well.   Leaders ensure that these pupils with SEND are fully included in all wider-school activities." 

Ofsted July 2023

First and absolutely foremost our Trust’s vision is that ALL children should receive the best social, moral and academic education to support them in achieving their very best. We endeavour to support all communities, schools, staff and pupils in achieving their best whilst recognising and working with the uniqueness of each one. In achieving this Waverley Junior Academy and the ACET inclusion team work collaboratively with families and professionals to achieve the best outcomes for all the pupils.  Our inclusive provision includes an integrated resource (IR) known at the ARC, situated on the mainstream site at Waverley Junior Academy.

The ARC@Waverley is proud of its diversity. It places great emphasis on the inclusion and emotional stability of its unique and varied community of learners. The heart of the ARC is the ethos in which everyone is valued and nurtured; is expected to progress to become an independent learner and fulfil their potential through personal and academic attainment and achievement. 

Our belief is that an exceptional education for all is rich and empowering beyond the confines of statutory assessments and national benchmarks. The ARC shares a passion for life-long development of social skills to enable pupils to access a broad and balanced curriculum and live a full life in which they are confident valued members of society leaving us well prepared for their next stage in education and beyond.  

The IR at Waverley Junior Academy is a ten place Key Stage 2 specialist resource co-located on the mainstream site. The IR provides integrated and bespoke provision for pupils who have an Education and Health Care Plan, have a diagnosis of autism and who are capable of accessing aspects of a mainstream academic curriculum.

Admission to the Integrated Resource at Waverley Junior Academy is agreed through consultation with the academy through the Rotherham Local Authority’s Special Educational Needs and Assessment Team.

Staff working within mainstream and Integrated Resource provision at Waverley Junior Academy have all accessed Autism Awareness training, with key staff undertaking bespoke and personalised training based on the identified needs of pupils for whom placement has been agreed. This training is informed by professionals and reflected in the pupil’s Education and Health Care Plan.

Meet the Inclusion Team


Mrs C. Rose
Miss J. Creffield
Inclusion Manager 




Mrs M. Butterly
Assistant Inclusion Manager
Mrs L. Lewis
Inclusion TA
Mrs L. Tierney
Assistant Inclusion Manager
Miss H. Kennedy
Inclusion TA
Miss A. Harrison
Inclusion TA


Mrs C. Glaves
Inclusion TA


For any questions or enquires about our Integrated Resource or inclusion at Waverley please email 


The fully inclusive, purpose built integrated resource includes a sensory room, a pupil kitchen and break out learning areas.



Pupil needs are met through a main stream National Curriculum, integrated with activities to develop life skills, social interaction and independence.



Autism Education Trust Progression Framework (AET)    

The AET progression Framework is designed to support staff in identifying learning priorities and measuring progress in areas which relate closely to autism “differences” as identified within AET materials and the impact of these differences on the young person’s social emotional independence and learning needs. 

The main areas of learning in the progression framework are:


Though the bespoke curriculum offer in place for the children who attend The ARC, the AET progression framework is implemented at Waverley through termly reviews which highlight areas in which the children need to further develop. 

These activities are carefully planned in-line with whole school curriculum divers to enable the pupils to develop links between what they are learning in mainstream lessons ensuring that not only do they make academic and social progress but also prepared for the next stage of their education and develop life skills.

An example of AET planning can be downloaded here.

AET Planning

Examples of AET activities can be downloaded here. 

AET Presentation

Autism Awareness Week 

Each year the whole school celebrate Autism Awareness Week. We will hold assemblies to help the children understand how we are all different and all the same. Other activities we have completed include writing 5 good rules for an autism friendly school, meeting the Trummies and thinking about how we can support someone who is finding it hard to make friends. 

Enquires to the Integrated Resource at Waverley can be made through the school number 0114 3570150 or by email to Claire Rose - SENDCo 


Useful Links 

Autism Information and Advice 

National Autism Society

Safe hands, thinking minds 


CAMH – Resources