Autism Provision

Ruth Walker

Sperrinview School

Sperrinview School in Dungannon County Tyrone is a co-educational school catering for 131 pupils with severe learning difficulties from pre-school to 19 years of age.

Ruth Walker has been the Vice-Principal there for 10 Years and she also teaches two days per week in a junior ASD-specific class.

In this clip Ruth tells us how the changing needs of the pupils in Sperrinview over the past few years led to a change in school organisation, structure and curriculum.

Key Learning

  • Changing profiles and needs of pupils means that schools must adapt

  • Action Research for teaching staff is effective

  • Plan and try changes

Further resources

Middletown Centre for Autism |

Gina Davies Attention Autism |