- St Margaret's Academy
- Head: Mrs Sue Stell Ba Hons, Pgce
- T 01803 327090
- F 01803 322168
- E admin@st-marga….torbay.sch.uk
- W www.stmargaretstorbay.org.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 4 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Torbay
- Pupils: 412
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 16th May 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 6th October 2010
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Converted to an academy 2011.
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Special Education Needs
St Margaret's School includes the specialist Torbay provision for hearing impaired children. The Hearing Support Centre is fully equipped and staffed to work with up to ten hearing impaired and deaf children in the on-site Thistledown Nursery, and KS1 and KS2, and also provides outreach teaching and advice for children in other Torquay schools. The bright and cheerful centre is run by a qualified Teacher of the Deaf, and supported by an expert team of Teaching Assistants, who work alongside the children's class teachers to provide an inclusive curriculum and school experience for all the children. A Soundfield system is installed throughout the school to benefit the listening and speaking environment for both deaf and hearing children and teachers. The HSC staff has developed a high level both of speech development and sign language skills in order to meet the varying needs of the children. Their educational requirements are carefully assessed so that the appropriate balance of classroom work and small group or 1:1 in the HSC is achieved. Lessons in the HSC may be with their hearing peers too, who would also benefit from individualised learning programmes and working in small groups. Parents are always welcome to visit the HSC and there is a weekly parents' afternoon which is an opportunity to meet with other parents of hearing impaired children, and to learn communication skills, such as sign language, and strategies for reading, if wished. The HSC is registered to teach British Sign Language for all ages and both exam and non-exam courses are on-going. Further information is included on the St Margaret's School website.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|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|