Autism Accreditation

Established by The National Autistic Society (NAS) and its affiliated local societies, with support from the Department of Health, Autism Accreditation has been the foundation upon which much of the successful expansion of quality services for people with autism has been built.

The programme is a continuing accreditation process. It supports and advises services in the interpretation of the Autism Accreditation standards and advises them on creating quality action groups to assist the process. Services are advised on carrying out a self-audit process against our standards, using set criteria, until they are ready to undergo a formal review.

St. Joseph’s is very proud to have achieved Autism Accreditation. Please click here to find out more information.

Arts Council

Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people’s lives.

As the national development agency for the arts, it supports a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.

Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to raising levels of achievement in secondary education.

It has a membership of over 5,600 schools and organisations, and is a registered charity.

SSAT works with head teachers, teachers and students to encourage them to develop and share new and effective teaching and learning practice, and to improve schools to raise standards and levels of achievement. In practice, head teachers and teachers design, lead, deliver and continue to develop SSAT’s work.

NASS – National Association of Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools

NASS is the voice of the non-maintained special school sector. It aims to put special schools at the heart of the school policy and practice, enabling them to be centres of excellent and innovative practice for children and young people with SEND.

Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) is a joint initiative between DFE and Department of Health (DH) – which promotes a whole school / whole child approach to health.

Healthy Schools is intended to deliver real benefits in respect of:

  • Improvement in health and reduced health inequalities
  • Raised pupil achievement
  • More social inclusion
  • Closer working between health promotion providers and education establishments

Healthy Schools wants all children and young people to be healthy and achieve at school and in life. They believe that by providing opportunities at school for enhancing emotional and physical aspects of health, this will lead to improved health, reduced health inequalities, increased social inclusion and raise achievement for all.

senSEN Specialist Schools 

St. Joseph’s was awarded Specialist Status for Communication and Interaction in 2009.

Specialist Status has given St. Joseph’s the opportunity to share and develop their expertise and improve outcomes for the students, stakeholders, the local community and the wider education community.