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Calling this a state primary school is rather like calling St Paul’s Cathedral a church. It is one of the largest and best-equipped in the country, and not content with opening a middle school on the same site, is making history by....

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Special Education Needs

The school has three dedicated SENCOs responsible for ensuring all aspects of SEN provision are delivered effectively. The SENCO's liaise with various external bodies to ensure all relevant support for children with Special Educational Needs is used. This includes using a private educational psychology company, which is more organised and efficient then the Local Authority service and caters more effectively for our children. We also have a good working relationship with the Speech and Language service, and with nurses and doctors who have planned programmes to support the children in need of their services. The school has small classes of 25 in KS1 with full time teaching assistant support and between 12 and 22 in KS2, with some teaching assistant support. The children in the lower ability classes are in classes of 12 to 13, which allows the teachers to design individual work programmes for the pupils. This has been ongoing for four years, and has resulted in the majority of children, with some degree of special learning need, leaving the school at national average standards in their SATS exams. The strong behaviour policy of the school has resulted in there being no cases of ADHD in over a decade. Where children have entered the school diagnosed with ADHD this has been rectified.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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