The Swan Centre is an inclusive provision for students with speech, language and communication needs or autistic spectrum conditions. This specialist centre is managed by Brighton and Hove Council and located within BACA.
The aim of the Swan Centre is to enable students to access mainstream secondary education, both within the curriculum and the social environment. Therefore, students in the Swan Centre are also dual registered at BACA. All students have an individual timetable consisting of a combination of targeted intervention lessons in the Swan Centre and curriculum classes with support from the Swan Centre team and independently where appropriate.
The Swan Centre works as part of a team of professionals including a Speech and Language Therapist and Educational Psychologist.
Students are placed in the Swan Centre by a Brighton and Hove Council panel and need to have a statement for SEN/or one of the new Education Health and Care Plans (EHC Plan) with primary cause for autism or speech, language and communication needs. Although the Swan Centre is not open to all students within BACA, they support lots of BACA students with lunch clubs, morning clubs and reverse integrate students into groups who have similar needs and may be on the speech and language case load or autistic.
Learn more in the film below, which was created by year 10 BACA students as part of the Adobe Youth Voices project: