Wyvern Academy is a purpose-built school in Weymouth for children and young people aged from 2 to 19 with complex needs, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our purpose-built school is part of an educational campus that includes a mainstream primary and secondary school as well as a nursery/childcare provider. We are also a member of The Aspect Trust. We provide an Early Years’ service, primary and secondary classes and a sixth form. The majority of pupils at Wyvern have substantial global developmental delay, emergent communication skills and are highly dependent. Some have additional disabilities including cerebral palsy, sensory impairment, autism and/or complex needs including challenging behaviour.
The school is well-equipped with a gym hall, a hydrotherapy pool, interactive sensory and soft-play areas, outside playground areas and a vegetable plot. Classrooms are equipped with the latest computer technology, including tablet devices and communication aids.
As a Co-operative academy, our values are determined as stated in our articles of association, as follows:
1.34.1. the Co-operative Values as set out in the Statement on the Co-operative Identity of the International Cooperative Alliance (being at the date of registration of the Academy Trust self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, solidarity, honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others);
1.34.2. the Co-operative Principles as set out in the Statement on the Co-operative Identity of the International Cooperative Alliance;
1.34.3. supporting the Special Academy in:
18.104.22.168. being a school which serves the community and sets out to be owned, valued and sustained by the community it serves;
22.214.171.124. working directly and with other mutual organisations to combat social exclusion and deprivation and to build a sustainable and vibrant community and local economy;
126.96.36.199. providing learners with a global perspective rooted in the values set out in this Article, helping them to become responsible and articulate citizens in a global economy affected by rapid environmental and economic change;
188.8.131.52. actively participating in the work and activities of the Schools Co-operative Society and providing and receiving support through the mutual support network for schools established by the Schools’ Cooperative Society.