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In place of a motto has a rather gnomic phrase beneath its name: ‘More than a visible curriculum’. It may not be catchy but the key words here are ‘more than’ - the head is determined to grasp every opportunity...

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Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

In place of a motto has a rather gnomic phrase beneath its name: ‘More than a visible curriculum’. It may not be catchy but the key words here are ‘more than’ - the head is determined to grasp every opportunity that’s going to broaden and widen the educational experience of local children. Not culturally diverse and the head feels that the award of International School is particularly important - trips abroad are made available to pupils who wouldn’t normally get such opportunities...

Head

Since 2003, Ms Chiquita Henson. Read English at Sheffield, PGCE at Bristol. Has taught at Deer Park since 1989 and was deputy head from 1994. Friendly, open and very professional, she was described by a pupil as ‘not scary but she gets respect’. Just managing the school’s awards and status changes must be a

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Special Education Needs

Cirencester Deer Park School provides a range of provision for pupils with special educational needs. We are a high achieving school and our value added work is testament to this. However our intake profile shows that on entry to the school we have a fully comprehensive population covering a range of abilities. The provision for SEN falls broadly into two categories: Learning Support and Inclusion Support. These fall under the responsibility of the Deputy Head: Pupil Services who is also responsible for the pastoral teams - Heads of Year, tutors etc. Learning Support: this area provides support for pupils with specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia), general learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, dyspraxia, etc. Our provision ranges from in-class support to withdrawal for targeted small groups. We have a LIFT (Learning in the Fast Track) programme in KS3 which gives an intensive literacy input to targeted pupils which is very successful. We offer alternative curriculum pathways to pupils at Key Stage 4 in order to match their learning needs. Inclusion Support: this area provides support for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties and involves intensive work, usually on a one to one basis with specialist staff who can offer counselling, behaviour modification, anger management and work on self awareness. The two areas are not mutually exclusive and work together, often with outside agencies, to ensure good provision for all pupils with special and differing needs at Deer Park. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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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