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  • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy
    Church Lane
    West Midlands
    B20 2HL
  • Head: Ms Nicola Walters
  • T 0121 554 8122
  • F 01215 516805
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  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 826
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 23rd May 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 27th January 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Previously known as Handsworth Wood Girls' Visual and Performing Arts Specialist College, converted to an academy 2012.

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Special Education Needs

At Handsworth Wood Girls' School and the Sixth Form Centre there is a whole school approach to raising achievement of EAL/EM/SEN pupils. There is a well established system in place for: 1. Effective assessment of each and every pupil on a regular basis and dissemination of all data to all staff responsible for teaching and supporting the student. 2. Allocation of appropiate resources to support identified pupils 3. CPD to all staff to maintain their effectiveness 4. Establishment of strong links with parents/carers to support learning and celebration of success

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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