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Ken Stimpson is based in Werrington and has 1000+ students on roll.  Jigsaw is an umbrella term we use for the specialist provision supporting students who are on the autism specturm. We began welcoming students to our Autism Hub (Jigsaw) in January 2020.  These students have a diagnosis of autism and an Education, Health and Care Plan.  We have capacity for 6 students in the hub across the year groups and key stages.  These places are allocated via the SEND Panel. In addition to the hub spaces, Jigsaw also supports other students across the school, tailoring to individual needs.

In addition to our hub placements, we also personalised and targetted support to students who may require it. We also support the general SEND provision given across the school outside of the Jigsaw provision along with staff training to create a cohesive and inclusive environment for our students.

Levels of Support

If your child does not meet the above criteria for our specialist unit, this doesn't mean they can't be supported by our Jigsaw provision in other ways.  We offer an increasing level of support that we use to tailor our provision on an individual basis.  This can ranged from supporting teachers in the classroom with quality first teaching, to more longer term intervention.  This is outlined below:

Supporting QFT

  • Visual aids for students and staff (visual timetables, communication cards, reminders etc)
  • Specialist equipment/resources (fidget toys, ear defenders etc)
  • Drop-in sessions for students
  • Staff training on specific students/needs
  • Teacher support

Short term support

  • 1:1 personalised targeted sessions (SPDR cycle)
  • Small group sessions
  • 1:1 subject support
  • Social story; Comic strip conversation
  • Access to ELSA support
  • Time-out - supporting emotional dysregulation

Long term intervention

  • 1:1 personalised, targeted sessions in weekly basis
  • Tailored PSHE curriculum
  • Allocated 1:1 subject support
  • Access to ELSA support
  • Time-out - supporting emotional dysregulation


  • Local Authority Specialist placement for students who have an autism diagnosis, an EHCP and require a program of individualised support and coaching in order to engage fully with the curriculum, social expectations and environment of a mainstream secondary curriculum

Welcome to our students

Ken Stimpson Academy
Staniland Way
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)