The New School Butterstone A GSG School
- The New School Butterstone
- Head: Mr Scott Gordon
- T 01350 724216
- F 01350 724283
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.thenewschool.co.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 12 to 18 with Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome and foetal alcohol syndrome
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Perth & Kinross
- Pupils: 34
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Weekly boarding £41,343; Day £33,667 pa; termly boarding on application
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Not as many posters round the walls as you might expect to find in a regular establishment, but pupils appear to work better in a stress-free and uncluttered zone. Most class rooms now in a series of cedar-clad outhouses, ditto...
What the school says...
A 'specialist' school making provision for children who have additional support needs, but in a normalised environment. Learning difficulties are never allowed to become learning barriers and the secret of the school's success is the safety and security that being part of a community provides. Children are encouraged to rise to, rather than shirk from, challenges whether they occur in the classroom, in the swimming pool or on the hillside.
TNS, founded in 1992, supports young people with a range of additional needs who have been unable to flourish in mainstream education. We provide a safe, supportive environment where small classes, experienced teachers, therapists and care staff help to foster the conditions which enable young people to build self confidence and independence skills. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysNot as many posters round the walls as you might expect to find in a regular establishment, but pupils appear to work better in a stress-free and uncluttered zone. Most class rooms now in a series of cedar-clad outhouses, ditto the head’s office; we spent some time trying to get into the main door – as previously, and were rescued by...
Head of School
Since January 2015, Scott Gordon, who joined the school in April 2013 as head of education. MA in philosophy and English literature and a PGCE. Scott has experience in a variety of educational settings, and has specialised in working with marginalised and disengaged children and young people. He is currently leading the school bid to become accredited with the National Autistic Society, and is a qualified de-escalation and intervention (CALM) instructor.
Special Education Needs
The New School which opened in 1992 was founded by Baroness Linklater of Butterstone for the benefit of educationally fragile children, and is a mixed school providing for Monday to Friday boarding pupils, and for day pupils, with a total capacity for 45 children, all of whom have displayed inability to develop their potential in the traditional mainstream schooling system. The School provides a uniquely supportive environment for children who have difficulties associated with neurological and developmental disorders such as autism, dyspraxia and dysphasia. We aim to help children to realise their potential by building up confidence and self-esteem, emphasising strengths rather than allowing difficulties to become barriers to learning, and allowing them to be challenged in as normal an environment and community as possible. Small classes, dedicated staff and a strong sense of purpose have led to an enviable ethos and unique position in the field of Scottish education. In this small environment, using individualised educational programmes, the School enables children to move on into further education, and ultimately to be part of their community and be able to pursue happy and independent lives. The School provides an oasis of care and support where potential is unlocked and the children have the opportunity to develop educationally, socially and emotionally. There is no substitute for a visit to the School where you will see young people at ease with themselves and their surroundings. Dec 09.
|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||Y|
|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|