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Though fab new buildings help, what really rocks parents’ boats is success with non-standard issue pupils. ‘Schools can all do the straightforward ones’, reckoned one mother. ‘What counts is how good they are with the off the peg kids’. Latchmere...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Though fab new buildings help, what really rocks parents’ boats is success with non-standard issue pupils. ‘Schools can all do the straightforward ones’, reckoned one mother. ‘What counts is how good they are with the off the peg kids’. Latchmere aims (learning, local community, laughter, loyalty, love and leadership) are oft recited...

Headteacher

Since 2008, Mrs Julie Ritchie, CertEd BPhilEd MSI SIP (Special) (50s). Previously at St Matthew's C of E Primary School, where she was shortlisted for head of the year award. Qualifications (bucket-loads of them) include degree in multi-sensory impairment, a souvenir of decade-long post in the 1990s as deputy headteacher at Dysart, a Surbiton-based special school.

Grew up in Grimsby, drawn to teaching from an early age – something of a family thing as a brother is also a head, though neither of her...

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Special Education Needs

Latchmere School is a community school, and we aim to educate any child who lives in our community, whatever their barriers to learning as long as it does not hinder the education of the majority. Latchmere has a provision for high functioning KS2 pupils on the Autistic continuum (Topaz). This provision opened in 2008 and currently supports 4 pupils within KS2 as well as providing advice and support for the rest of the school. 09-09

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 Y
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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