Working together

We are delighted to have received such a positive response to the new school proposal.  The bid is currently in development and the continued input from prospective parents and related agencies is crucial to the application.  There is great need for a school that offers young people with ASC the support they deserve in order to live the life they choose.  With your support we believe The Cavendish School can fill this need, becoming a beacon for better understanding of ASC.  

The application is being developed by a working group with a range of different skills and experiences:

  • Robert Campbell – CEO, Morris Education Trust
  • Sharonne Horlock – SENCO, Impington Village College
  • Jenni Ramos – Parent of young person with ASC
  • Fran Difranco – Director of Business and Administration, Morris Education Trust

The proposal is also informed by input from:

  • Parents of current and prospective students
  • Young people and adults with ASC
  • Professional agencies and individuals currently working with young people in Cambridgeshire
  • Adrian Loades – Executive Director: Children, Families and Adults Services, Cambridgeshire County Council
  • New Schools Network

 

“Impington Village College’s proposal for a new free special school with an autism specialty is an exciting opportunity to better ensure that all children and young people with autism have access to the educational opportunities they need and deserve.  The proposed new school would be built on the strong foundations of the College’s deserved reputation for inclusive education and meeting the needs of children and young people with a special educational need or disability.  The County Council looks forward to working with the school on this project.”

Adrian Loades, Executive Director: Children, Families and Adults Services, Cambridgeshire County Council