Advanced Autism Accreditation

Eagle House Group has been awarded Advanced Autism Accreditation by The National Autistic Society, the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. There are only 6 other schools in the country with ‘Advanced’ status!

The award has been given in recognition of our good autism practice, and we’re very proud indeed to have received it.

The award will be presented by The National Autistic Society at a special ceremony; date to be confirmed.

Autism Accreditation is an autism-specific quality assurance programme. It was set up in 1992 to improve the support available to autistic people in organisations throughout the UK and across the world, including local authorities, NHS trusts, education authorities, local autism societies and independent specialist schools such as us. To gain accreditation, organisations have to meet a standard of excellence and follow a framework for continuous self-examination and development. Over 500 organisations are now accredited.

Julia Pithouse, CEO, said: “We are delighted to receive this Advanced Status Award as it gives recognition to the work we do for our pupils and learners with autism and reflects the passion we feel for working with these very special young people. We always strive to further enhance our autism specific practice and the accreditation framework ensures we meet the high standards to be Advanced Practitioners and to remain as a centre of excellence in the field of autism’

The National Autistic Society’s spokesperson], said: “Eagle House Group should be exceptionally proud of their achievement. The National Autistic Society’s Autism Accreditation programme was launched over 20 years ago and sets extremely high standards, which Eagle House  Group has worked incredibly hard to meet.”

Being autistic means you feel, hear and see things in a different, often more intense, way to others and may struggle in certain social situations. More than 1 in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and it will affect each one of them slightly differently – some go onto successful careers while others need intensive support to go about their daily lives.”

“Autism Accreditation highlights excellent autism practice and we are looking forward to being there to celebrate Eagle House Group’s achievement. It is a great thing in itself and, we believe, will inspire other organisations and services to improve the way they support autistic people.”

Find out more about Autism Accreditation on The National Autistic Society website: http://www.



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