21st Mar, 2019

Specialist school scoops national autism award

Laura Kearns 13th Mar, 2019

A SPECIALIST school in Leamington has won an inspirational national award.

Leamington LAMP has been named Inspirational Education Provider 2019 in the National Autistic Society Award for Professionals.

The non-profit alternative education provider – founded by director Timothy Ellis in 2013 as an arts school – is for young people with Autism Spectrum Condition, high anxiety or mental health issues.

Course content is often led by a young person’s actual interests and each student has a bespoke timetable mixing creative and core subjects.

Staff and students at the Adelaide Road school are all on first name terms and share the same kitchen and lounge socialising at break times and even cooking lunches together.

Tim was delighted to receive the award.

He said: “We’re thrilled to bits about winning this prestigious award.

“To think that a small non-profit company in Leamington would win against national competition is mind-blowing. The award recognises innovation and creativity in education at a time when arts subjects are suffering from funding cuts.

“Leamington LAMP will always put creativity first, in all aspects of our business.”

LAMP welcomes support to help secure its future. Visit www.leamingtonlamp.co.uk for further details about the school and to donate.

 

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