Bishop Luffa School A GSG School
- Bishop Luffa School
Bishop Luffa Close
- Head: Mr Taunt
- T 01243 787741
- F 01243 531807
- E HeadsPA@bishopluffa.org.uk
- W www.bishopluffa.org.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: West Sussex
- Pupils: 1401
- Religion: Church of England
- Open days: October
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 22nd October 2008
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 22nd November 2005
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Excellent results for a non-selective school, but no feeling of being a hothouse. Pupils are friendly and polite. Only downside - the cramped school buildings. One parent said 'I really feel grateful that my son can go to a school...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysExcellent results for a non-selective school, but no feeling of being a hothouse. Pupils are friendly and polite. Only downside - the cramped school buildings. One parent said 'I really feel grateful that my son can go to a school like it. More schools like Luffa are needed! They have a balance...
Since 2000, Mr Nick Taunt. Read English at Exeter College, Oxford, head of English and the arts at Harwich School, then deputy head of Hedingham School. Married with three children, two of whom went to Bishop Luffa. Eloquent - uses language with lawyer-like precision. 'He's not scary and very calm,' said one pupil. Much approved of by parents - 'he's running a Rolls Royce School on an Austin Maxi budget,' said one in admiration. Most frustrated by lack of time: on a tour of
Special Education Needs
A sixteen strong Learning Support team (SENCo, 4 teachers and 9 Learning Support Assistants) provide support (in-class and out), guidance and advice for pupils with additional needs and their teachers. The department's work in the school includes providing opportunities for continuing professional development to extend staff knowledge of particular syndromes and disorders, which underpins good classroom management, differentiation and pupils' learning styles. In addition we ensure all staff are aware of the needs of the pupils in our care through the Inclusion Register, The Learning Support List, Individual Education Plans and case conferences. We encourage parents to contact the department and to meet with us. We are in regular and close contact with many outside agencies. We participate fully in the 14-16 Increased Flexibility courses, part of the 14-19 Curriculum, providing opportunities for KS4 pupils to study at our local college and monitoring their progress there. Overall, the approachability of all the Learning Support team members and the full co-operation of the teaching staff means that pupils with additional needs take a full and active part in school life at Bishop Luffa.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||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|
|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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Careers intervention used by this School
|EDT||Routes into STEM with EDT|