Archives: FAQs

What is JigsawPlus?

JigsawPlus provides further vocational, educational and wellbeing services for adults (18 years and over) with autism and related disabilities at our Centre for Lifelong Learning. You can find out much more about the specialist day services offered by JigsawPlus by visiting the website.

What additional expertise do you have at Jigsaw?

Across the School and JigsawPlus we have a number of BCBAs (Board Certified Behaviour Analysts). All of our teaching staff work through the CABAS® training programme and we have a number of certified behaviour analysts with the CABAS® Board working across the School and JigsawPlus. In addition we have regular visiting CABAS® Consultants including Senior […]

How will my child get to School?

Usually the Local Authority provides transport as part of the placement package. Most of our pupils come to the School in taxis and have a personal assistant to keep them occupied and safe on the journey. This is something that will be discussed during the formal admissions process.

How will I know about the School day and uniform?

You will be invited to an Introductory Parent Meeting to meet the team who will support your child at School. This team includes the Supervisory, SLT, OT and Administrative staff.

Do you take pupils throughout the year?

Yes, we are able to take pupils throughout the year as long as there is a place available and the Local Authority agrees to fund the placement.

How will my child be assessed for a place at the School?

We will invite you and your child to come into School for a visit followed by a more formal assessment with the Admissions Team. Sometimes we need to complete more than one assessment at School. If we believe we can meet the needs of your child we will offer you a place, a potential start […]

What do I need to do to get a placement for my child at Jigsaw?

Once you have spoken with our Admissions Manager and viewed the School , you can go back to your Case Officer and request that they consult with us for a placement.  Routes to placement are dependent upon a number of different factors and we would recommend you speak to our Admissions Manager in the first […]

Who makes the decision as to whether my child will get a place at the School?

Jigsaw School is part of the Local Authorities Local Offer whereby a Local Authority places children at the School. We work closely with 13 Local Authorities and have good positive relationships with the Local Authority Case Officers who are knowledgeable about our admissions criteria.