Mayville High School A GSG School
- Mayville High School
35-37 St Simon's Road
- Head: Mrs Parkyn
- T 023 9273 4847
- F 023 9229 3649
- E enquiries@mayv…highschool.net
- W www.mayvillehighschool.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 16
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Portsmouth
- Pupils: 502
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: £6,930 - £10,200 pa
- Open days: Tours daily, taster days by appointment
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Boys and girls are taught separately for main subjects and the school’s two-form entry means there’s a boys’ class and girls’ class in each year group. Wide ability range, with mild to moderate dyslexia a speciality. Lots of bright sparks,...
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Graphic Products at an English Independent School (GCSE)
What The Good Schools Guide saysBoys and girls are taught separately for main subjects and the school’s two-form entry means there’s a boys’ class and girls’ class in each year group. Wide ability range, with mild to moderate dyslexia a speciality. Lots of bright sparks, but many who have wilted in more bracing environments respond well to the nurturing of a small friendly school...
Since September 2014, Mrs Rebecca Parkyn MA French and German MA Phil PGCE MCIL. Educated at Mayville High School and The Portsmouth Grammar School, then read modern languages at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. After that she pursued her interest in continental philosophy and read for a second MA at UCL. Teaching career started at St Benedict’s School, Ealing, following PGCE at the Institute of Education, London.
Career led her to
Special Education Needs
The Dyslexia Unit was established in 1992 to provide specialist support to pupils across the age range 4-16. Most pupils are assessed prior to school entry, in addition to this, small classes and a whole school awareness of dyslexia enable staff to quickly identify and refer pupils who may be experiencing difficulties so that they can be supported in the most effective way. All members of staff are trained to utilise the principles of Accelerated Learning, visual, auditory and kinaesthetic (VAK) model and Multiple Intelligence profiling to assist pupils, especially those with dyslexia, in the most effective way. Each pupil is regarded as a unique individual, with a unique pattern of strengths and unique ways of being clever and successful. The focus is on positive feedback, building self-esteem and confidence - maintaining high expectations while providing a "safety net". Support can be delivered in a variety of ways from classroom support via an effective team of Learning Support Assistants, to work in small groups, to individual specialist tuition with a dyslexia tutor, to support on one of our own programmes, for example Target Reading or Target Maths. IEPs are devised from education psychology reports and in-house assessments. They are used to focus and inform teaching and to monitor the attainment of targets set. They are frequently referred to, discussed with other staff, parents and wherever appropriate, with the pupils themselves. The structure and content of the support lesson depends on pupil age and individual needs. Each lesson is based on targets from the IEP and developed via several linked tasks with reinforcement delivered via multi-sensory games and computer programmes. A School Advisory Plan is also drawn up summarising all SEN documentation held on the pupil with hints to help mainstream staff. Many of the games are tailor made for individual pupils and make learning so enjoyable that pupils sometimes get quite upset if they have done so well that they no longer need to attend the Unit!
|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||Y|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|