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A strong community-based school, very supportive and particularly good for those families with challenged children. Every parent we talked to was full of praise, several saying that their shy, unconfident children had blossomed beyond belief. A local school which, we...

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We provide a happy, nurturing environment for children of all abilities. Results are excellent, and children leave us with a set of core values that will remain with them always. Early registration is advised for Reception. Occasional places are available in other year groups.

We have a means tested bursary to a child whose parents would not otherwise be able to afford independent education. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

A strong community-based school, very supportive and particularly good for those families with challenged children. Every parent we talked to was full of praise, several saying that their shy, unconfident children had blossomed beyond belief. A local school which, we were told, is reflected in the friendly feel of the playground at the beginning and the end of the day: ‘It is full of relaxed, chatty parents, and we go on chatting even after the children have all gone into school.'

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Since September 2016, Ben Freeman BEd (design technology) PG Dip (educational leadership), previously head of Windermere Prep. Clearly a teacher at heart, he was born and brought up on the Wirral, educated at Rossall School and then the University of West of England, Bristol. A keen sportsman with something of the Bear Grylls about him,...

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Special Education Needs

At Finton House there is a Head of Special Needs who is responsible for co-ordinating and running the Special Needs Department and representing the department at both Management and Governors meetings. There are two SENCOs, one is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of support to children on Special Needs places, who have a Special Needs Assistant (LSA) assigned to them. The other SENCO is responsible for the co-ordination and management of learning support to children with specific learning difficulties. Finton House has the provision to support a variety of children with special needs i.e. hearing or visual impairment, autistic spectrum - including Asperger's, speech and language difficulties, Hemiplegia, Down's Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Dyslexia etc. There are currently one full time and five part-time Learning Support Teachers. Learning Support is provided both one to one and free of charge in group sessions for mathematics, spelling, writing and reading comprehension. One Learning Support Teacher provides support for both Foundation Stage and KS1 children, as part of our Early Years Intervention Programme. There is no charge for this support to parents. As well as learning support teachers, and assistants for specific children there are currently two part-time therapists on the staff, an occupational therapist and speech and language therapist. There are both group and one to one speech and language sessions provided for specific children. Group speech and language sessions are free for reception children. Finton House provides a range of free clubs before and after school to support the specific needs of children e.g. Touch Typing, Brain Gym, Early Birds, Handwriting, Maths and SRA (reading comprehension). There are also excellent links with Wandsworth Local Education Authority, SEN Division. They supply peripatetic teachers to meet the needs of specific children. 10-09

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
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 Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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