Russet House School
Enfield, United Kingdom
About Russet House School
Russet House School offers a broad and balanced education for children with autism in a happy, purposeful atmosphere, where everyone counts and every achievement is valued.
The school has been purpose-built and offers superb facilities and resources but the most important resource, however, is the partnership between parents, staff and, of course, children.
Russet House also runs the Enfield Advisory Service for Autism on behalf of Enfield Council.
Our Mission Statement
“At Russet House School we aim to be a centre of excellence, providing a nurturing environment where the individual needs of children with autism are met through multi-disciplinary assessment and high quality teaching.”
Aims of Russet House
1. To provide accommodation and a physical environment designed to meet the needs of pupils with autism.
2. To provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum for pupils with autism, which includes access to the Foundation
and National Curriculum at appropriate levels.
3. To provide a range of teaching methods and interventions informed by a knowledge and understanding of autism.
4. To maximise potential and raise levels of achievement, particularly in the areas of communication, social
development and management of behaviour.
5. To create a learning environment which encourages flexibility of thought and promotes confidence, independence
6. To provide a learning context which reflects the diversity of cultural backgrounds and offers equal opportunities for
7. To offer multi-disciplinary assessment and ongoing intervention.
8. To create an environment where parents/carers and professionals are seen as equal partners in an interactive
9. To help the child with autism develop appropriate behaviour with an appreciation and acceptance of social norms
through individual and group learning experiences.
10. To promote honesty, courtesy, self-discipline, tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs.
11. To create a working environment where all staff, regardless of role, are valued for their contribution to all aspects
of school life.
12. To maintain an experienced and well-trained team and offer opportunities for ongoing staff development and
training, particularly in the area of autism.
13. To raise awareness of autism and associated communication disorders.
14. To provide integration into mainstream school where appropriate.
15. To promote inclusive education by working in partnership with other special and mainstream schools.
16. To establish positive links with the local community.