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  • Thorns Community College
    Stockwell Avenue
    Quarry Bank
    Brierley Hill
    West Midlands
    DY5 2NU
  • Head: Mr Andrew Cox
  • T 01384 816225
  • F 01384 816226
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Dudley
  • Pupils: 1140
  • Religion: None
  • Current Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 5th May 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 28th February 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Thorns Community College provides for all students regardless of ability. We have a team of 29 Learning Support Practitioners who support via 1:1 withdrawal and small group withdrawal but the majority of support is 'in class'. Learning Support practitioners specialise in two areas, learning difficulties and physical difficulties; Thorns is recognised by the LA as excellent in the provision for students with physical difficulties. We also have a behaviour manager who works with students with behavioural difficulties. Thorns has a counsellor on site four days per week and has five learning mentors. We have links with the ASD Team in the LA and all staff have received initial training in ASD whilst Learning Support Staff who work with specific students have received further specialist training. We are committed to providing the best education possible for all local children and we admit students from across the borough with mobility difficulties.

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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