Churston Ferrers Grammar School A GSG School
- Churston Ferrers Grammar School
- Head: Mr Robert Owers
- T 01803 842289
- F 01803 846007
- E secretary@chur….torbay.sch.uk
- W www.churstongrammar.com
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Torbay
- Pupils: 996
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: June.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 2nd November 2009
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th April 2006
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The head and his team work hard to keep the school open to new challenges, fully adaptable for change and in tune with the rest of the world, not just the rolling hills of Devon....
What the school says...
Entrance examination consists of: 11+ maths, English & CEM. No past papers given.
Converted to an academy January 2011
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking ICT at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Boys taking ICT at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking History at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
State grammar school
What The Good Schools Guide saysThe head and his team work hard to keep the school open to new challenges, fully adaptable for change and in tune with the rest of the world, not just the rolling hills of Devon.
Since 2007, Mr Robert Owers BA PGCE CFES NPQH (in his 40s), originally from Upminster, educated at Warwick University. He taught at two large co-ed comprehensives in Essex before becoming deputy head at Chelmsford County High School for Girls.
A family man, he lives just round the corner and the school is home from home. His wife teaches drama at Churston and both his son and daughter are pupils there. Chatty and approachable, he’s a keen sportsman, particularly football and cricket, but jokes that any spare time these days is spent being the ‘dad taxi’.
Keen to emphasise that although the...
Special Education Needs
Learning and Pastoral Support Provision at CFGS We currently have two students with a Statement of Special Education Need. One of whom is medically categorised and the other has cognitive and behaviour difficulties. These students have access to a designated LSA whenever there is a need but we try to avoid situations that set them apart from their peers as far as possible. We have several students with Dyslexic and Dyspraxic profiles (SpLD), although none require withdrawal from lessons. These are supported by our other LSA on either an individual basis or in small groups. This occurs either in dropped lessons or in tutor time for the same reason as stated earlier. We now screen any student for Dyslexia who is identified with literacy issues by the English department or other teaching staff. Any student who is highlighted by the 'Screener' is screened further using more specific diagnostic tests by an outside agency, paid for by the department. It is very unlikely that our students will meet the criteria for a local authority diagnosis. The 11 plus does not test for medical, physical or emotional and behavioural difficulties and these are the areas where most of our special needs lie. These students have access to the Learning and Pastoral Support team as well as the School Counsellor, Mentors and Listeners. They also have additional support from outside agencies such as CAMHS, if required. We have had particular success with reintegrating students with 'school phobia'. Several of our students who have joined the school with severe physical disabilities, including brain injury, have gone on to complete degrees and gain related employment. Promoting excellent self esteem is at the centre of our work.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|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|
|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|
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