Sheiling School A GSG School
- Sheiling School
- Head: Mr A Walters
- T 01425 477488
- F 01425 479536
- E enquiries@thes…ringwood.co.uk
- W www.thesheilin…ringwood.co.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 6 to 19 with severe, complex and moderate learning difficulties and disabilities
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Dorset
- Pupils: 30
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Contact school for fees.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Seeing this gives you a catch in the throat – it’s emblematic of a respect accorded to these pupils which is not common … The community previously had a reputation for eschewing modern technology, and frowning on televisions and computers....
What the school says...
We are a Rudolf Steiner independent residential special school and children's home. Member of the Association of Camphill Communities.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysSeeing this gives you a catch in the throat – it’s emblematic of a respect accorded to these pupils which is not common … The community previously had a reputation for eschewing modern technology, and frowning on televisions and computers. It now teaches ICT and uses computers and iPads in the classroom. But use of televisions in the boarding houses is still limited …
Head of school
Since September 2016, Mr Andy Walters, who was deputy head in 2013/2014. After training at Portsmouth University, Mr Walters taught science and maths in secondary schools before going on to work with children with autism in both care and teaching roles. He became an assistant head in 2010, working in school leadership within several schools. In addition to supporting schools to define, develop and improve their curriculum and assessment methods,...
Special Education Needs
The Sheiling School was founded in 1951 and is a Camphill Rudolf Steiner School offering an adapted Waldorf Curriculum together with individual therapies. The school caters for children and students who have severe and moderate learning difficulties, including Down's syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, Microcephaly and others. Mainly residential (38 weeks), we also offer weekly boarding and day places. The school aims to fill the gap where local and national special school facilities are not appropriate, and to provide a total environment in which children can be helped to reach their full potential. The children and students live in extended family households with houseparents and co-workers (carers). Currently, places are purchased by 26 funding authorities throughout England and Wales.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment||Y|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty||Y|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|