Autism Outreach Service – Staff Resources (CIRCLE Frameworks)

The Autism Toolbox – – through the National Autism Implementation Team (NAIT Resources – has made available, for free download, the CIRCLE Framework Resources.

There are three frameworks available; early years, primary and secondary.

These resources aim to bring together and share good inclusive practice, focusing on approaches to improve the engagement and achievement of all learners including those who require additional support. Although not autism specific, we would recommend that all schools and staff take a look at the resource designed for their setting.

The CIRCLE Framework is a way of organising and supporting input using a staged system of support, beginning with setting up an inclusive classroom. Checklists and planning tools are included to support discussion and can be used to document strategies used and record professional learning.

While strengthening a whole school approach they can also be used by individual practitioners improving their classroom setting or their approach to supporting individual learners.

For secondary practitioners there is an accompanying professional learning module which allows the CIRCLE resource for Secondary to be explored in more depth.



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