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Here U belong: A case study of autism inclusion and support

The Hub – which stands for Here U Belong – is at the centre of Lostock High School’s inclusive ethos and offers crucial support for pupils with autism or communication needs. Bob Harrison explains

Lostock High School, a non-selective school in a selective authority, is situated in the shadows of the Stretford End at Manchester United’s Old Trafford football ground.

Trafford is one of 14 local authorities that still select pupils at 10-years-old, with around 20 per cent making it through to the grammar schools while 80 per cent of Trafford pupils get to go to what once would have been called secondary moderns.

The issue is brought sharper into focus because Trafford Metropolitan Borough is a borough of two halves. The commercial and industrial north of Old Trafford, Stretford, Flixton and Urmston and over the river leafy suburbs of Sale, Altrincham, Hale Barns and Bowden.

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