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Boarders get a good deal here with lovely, mixed (not the dorms) accommodation, dedicated and well qualified houseparents who 'go the extra mile' to develop a family, home from home atmosphere.

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What the school says...

Mr David Griffiths takes over as Headmaster in September 2015 following his time at St. John’s on-the-Hill as Deputy Head. Having trained at the University of Cardiff as a History teacher, his previous role was as Head of History for Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. David leads St. John’s with the emphasis on the wrap around care for the child and their education. He firmly believes in open communication with parents, staff and governing bodies to ensure the overall development of each child is balanced and secure. David is married to Becky, a History teacher, and has two young children.

David Griffiths is pleased to welcome a new partner in the St. John’s strive for excellence as Dean Close, Cheltenham, take over ownership in 2015. This will enable the school to further improve their facilities whilst ensuring that the values and standards widely recognised continue to flourish at St. John’s on-the-Hill.

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Special Education Needs

The SEN department is staffed by two full-time specialist teachers who offer one-to-one lessons and a small group sessions to children with dyslexia. A number of key workers and classroom assistants give support to children needing help in mainstream classes.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
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
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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