Uplands School A GSG School
- Uplands School
The Learning Campus
- Head: Ms Jackie Smith/Ms Deirdre Fitzpatrick
- T 01793 707590
- F 01793 703396
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.uplands.swindon.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 11 to 25 with severe to profound learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, and emotional and behavioural needs
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Swindon
- Pupils: 84
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 16th July 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 14th July 2011
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
We saw a class of three complex needs children working on switch-control, with an interactive screen and hamburger-style buttons, which rewarded their efforts with a burst of heavy metal music. Parents praised the staff: ‘Simple things we take for granted,...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysWe saw a class of three complex needs children working on switch-control, with an interactive screen and hamburger-style buttons, which rewarded their efforts with a burst of heavy metal music. Parents praised the staff: ‘Simple things we take for granted, they have the time and the patience to do it’.
Since 2013, Mrs Jackie Smith BSc PGCE PGdipSEN NPQH (late 40s), graduated in maths and worked in mainstream education before building up a long pedigree in SEN, including in a residential provision for emotional/behavioural difficulties, at a pupil referral unit and as head of learning support in a mainstream school. Joined Uplands School as headteacher in 2009. Took up her present post when Uplands Educational Trust was formed, expanding the provision to include 19-25 college; a residential facility for young adults, two retail shops and
Special Education Needs
Uplands is a community secondary special school catering for students from eleven to nineteen years who have a range of special educational needs. The students have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and may also have aspergers' syndrome, autism, epilepsy or a hearing, speech and language or visual impairment.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|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|
|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|