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Dunclug Primary School achieves Autism NI Impact Award

Autism NI Impact Award logo.

Staff from Dunclug Primary School, Ballymena recently undertook specialised training with Autism NI enabling the school to continue in it's commitment to offer the best learning environment for all children.

The local school which has now achieved the Autism NI Impact Award, takes pride in providing a warm, friendly and happy atmosphere for all - pupils, staff and whole school community, and aims to nurture an inclusive ethos that recognises the individuality of each child.

According to recent figures, one in 21 children in Northern Ireland have a diagnoses of autism.

A number of Dunclug's teaching and non-teaching staff participated in Autism NI’s Impact Award for Education Programme which is a tailored programme of training and support for schools and education facilities.

The programme is designed to support schools to understand more about autism and how to implement practical adaptations within the school to support autistic students. By becoming an Impact Award Education Champion, Dunclug Primary School will promote a best practice approach to inclusion and accessibility across the school, and practically support autistic pupils to succeed.

Members of staff from Dunclug Primary School who took part in the autism training programme.

Members of staff from Dunclug Primary School who took part in the Autism NI training programme.

Commenting on the school's latest recognition, Principal Alastair Beacom congratulated the dedicated staff team at Dunclug, and said:

"We are really pleased that our work is being recognised by Autism NI, and I am so proud of all our pupils and staff.

"This acknowledgement is a great testimony to our non-teaching and teaching staff who always go the extra mile to support our pupils in their learning and development."

Find out more about Dunclug Primary School by clicking HERE.


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