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  • Guilsborough Academy
    West Haddon Road
    NN6 8QE
  • Head: Mrs Christine Staley Ba Med
  • T 01604 740641
  • F 01604 749104
  • E info@guilsboro…
  • W www.guilsborou…
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Northamptonshire
  • Pupils: 1305
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 27th February 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 20th January 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Converted to an academy 2011.

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (Edexcel Certificates)

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Special Education Needs

The philosophy of the department is for inclusion to provide support across the whole curriculum for any student who has special educational needs, either on a long term or temporary basis. We aim to support students within the classroom where/when possible. Some small group or individual withdrawal is offered to those students for whom an additional teaching programme is preferable. Each member of the Learning Support Team is fully trained according to DCSF standards for Teaching Assistants; additionally, individual members have further specialisms in supporting students on the Autistic Spectrum; with Down's Syndrome; with brain damage; with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD; with speech and language difficulties and in manual handling techniques for physically disabled students. Several members of the team have counselling skills and regularly see students with emotional difficulties. There are links with designated agencies for hearing impaired and visually impaired students, for looked after children, the Traveller Education Service and the English as an Additional Language Service.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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
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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