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Solid as the rock of Gibraltar and nearly as traditional, though Dr Lewis is bringing in some innovative teaching and ideas. His breath of fresh air approach has transformed the prospectus, made major organisational changes and set some even more...

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Solid as the rock of Gibraltar and nearly as traditional, though Dr Lewis is bringing in some innovative teaching and ideas. His breath of fresh air approach has transformed the prospectus, made major organisational changes and set some even more ambitious targets. Definitely for the intellectually tough. A school to be..

Headmaster

Since 2009, Dr Dorian Lewis (40s), previously deputy head at mixed comprehensive, Queen Elizabeth, Wimborne, notching up experience managing curriculum, doing the National Qualification for Head Teachers. A chemistry graduate from Southampton (did his PhD there too), originating from Wales, taught at Thomas Hardye school in Dorchester until appointed to head of science at Wimborne.

Married with three children in local schools, he relishes his teaching, taking extra chemistry for exam years and thriving on personal contact with staff, pupils and parents. A smiling and...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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