- Elm Wood School
- Head: Ms Cath Cosgrave
- T 020 8670 1621
- F 020 8761 6316
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.gipsyhillf…ration.org.uk/
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Lambeth
- Pupils: 388
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st December 2011
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 28th November 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Elm Wood Primary School is a 2 form entry school based in West Norwood, South London. We have been part of Gipsy Hill Federation since 2008, contributing to and benefitting from the wealth of support available.
We believe that an inclusive and engaging curriculum, high expectations and dedicated staff are key to providing children with a safe learning environment, where they are confident to undertake challenges and become independent learners.
"THE SCHOOL PROVIDES A FRIENDLY, SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE PUPILS GAIN CONFIDENCE AND INDEPENDENCE QUICKLY." JANUARY 2011 OFSTED REPORT
Elm Wood is part of a thriving, vibrant community where staff and families work together to provide the very best education for children. We pride ourselves in our ability to uphold high standards and our commitment to the development of every child who is welcomed into our school. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Gipsy Hill Federation. Our aim is to ensure that every child is fully included both academically and socially; and that we meet the needs of all children so that every individual child makes accelerated progress and meets their full potential. Quality First Teaching by the class teacher is at the core of this aim. All planning is therefore fully differentiated so that all children can fully access the curriculum and make progress at their level. Building on this Quality First Teaching, there is also an additional range of support and expert advice that can be put in place to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or when we identify that a child might be underachieving. If you are concerned about your child, please speak to your child's class teacher and/or the school's SENCo. They will be able to advise you on the range of support available and what would best meet the needs of your child. All support given will be measured according to the aims of the intervention to ensure that it has the desired impact as well as to ensure children are generalising and transferring the skills they learn back to the classroom. All teachers at Gipsy Hill Federation are committed to creative and inclusive learning environments which aim to meet the needs of all pupils. The learning environment incorporates different learning styles, gender, cultural diversity and a variety of interests. Different presentation techniques are used including interactive displays and table-top displays. All our displays include questions and allow the opportunity for the child to engage with the display. We strive to find a balance between learning aids that support the children with their learning eg number lines and key vocabulary, but also to ensure we allow opportunities to celebrate the children’s own work and learning by displaying it clearly and prominently in their classroom and around the school environment. Our classrooms incorporate opportunities to display a balance of all areas of the curriculum and displays are regularly changed and updated. For children with specific needs the learning environment may include their own timetable, a now and next support grid, or an established area of the classroom with their own work station. Following a very successful Inclusion Quality Mark assessment at Kingswood, Elm Wood, Paxton and Glenbrook in February 2015, these schools have now been confirmed as IQM Centres of Excellence.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|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|