Castle Wood School

Transforming the lives of pupils through learning, innovation, inclusion and partnerships

Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively creative and imaginative learning (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school and partnership working between home and school is very strong (Ofsted 2015). Pupils individual needs are met very effectively by diligent staff and exciting activities (Ofsted 2015). Senior leaders and governors have created a positive learning climate enabling pupils to thrive (Ofsted 2015). Pupils are enthusiastic learners (Ofsted 2015). Lessons are typified by a wide range of creative stimulating and interesting activities for pupils (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school, and partnership working between home and school is very strong Parents hold the school in high regard (Ofsted 2015).

Heidi Mayer


My name is Heidi Mayer and I am the lead for autism at Castle Wood School.

I am a primary ( NQT ) trained teacher, PE as my main subject with further qualifications in SEN from Warwick University and a diploma in autism from Birmingham University. I have attended training and implemented in settings PECS, SCERTS, TEACCH, Social stories, Comic strip Conversations, Sensory Integration, Team Teach, challenging behaviour and am trained to deliver parents programmes including Early Bird and the Cygnet programme.

I have supported children with autism across all settings in Coventry, both mainstream and special schools ranging from 3 to 18 years.

I have developed and implemented training packages to a range of services about autism, impacting on settings provision and understanding in schools and health services.

I am committed to developing strategies to ensure students especially those with Autism are able to reach their potential and find learning motivating. I aim to ensure that everyone understands about autism.