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It offers a very sheltered, secure environment that seems in some ways like a throwback to the 1950s, with the grey, felt pudding basin hats (straw ones for the summer) and drawstring shoe bags that took this writer back to...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

It offers a very sheltered, secure environment that seems in some ways like a throwback to the 1950s, with the grey, felt pudding basin hats (straw ones for the summer) and drawstring shoe bags that took this writer back to her own school days, despite the lavish IT presence....

Headteacher

Since 2008, Mrs Anne Camm BEd. School in Ireland, then Trent Park College of Education and Bristol University. Taught at a primary in Ireland; house mistress at Cabin Hill Prep, Belfast, and Edgarley Hall (Millfield prep); head of Birkdale pre-prep. Relaxed, 'very approachable and friendly', 'great' (parents), comfortable, frank and thoughtful, clearly very happy in her job. Reads a story to the younger children each week, enjoys covering classes, knows all the children and parents. Does one ISI inspection a year – a good source of new...

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Special Education Needs

Ashdell is a small, independent preparatory school for girls. It offers a broadly academic curriculum where girls are prepared for a range of entrance examinations including Common Entrance at the age of eleven. The Learning Support policy aims to identify and Learning Difficulties as early as possible and provide specialised teaching support where necessary. Most Specific Learning difficulties which are identified are of a mild Dyslexic nature. Ashdell utilises the following Dyagnostic/Assessment Resources: Aston Index Dyslexia Early Screening Test Bangor Dyslexia Test Salford Reading Test 100 Words Basic Reading Test Developmental Dyspraxia Screening Test Lucid Rapid - Dyslexia Screening Test

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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