Horton Lodge Community Special School A GSG School
- Horton Lodge Community Special School
- Head: Jane Dambach
- T 01538 306214
- F 01538 306006
- E headteacher@ho….staffs.sch.uk
- W www.hortonlodg….staffs.sch.uk
- A special state school for pupils aged from 2 to 11 with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and communication difficulties
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Staffordshire
- Pupils: 51
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: Phone for personal appointment
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 14th February 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 16th January 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
We enter the grounds through brightly-painted blue gates. There's an arty vibe to the spacious playground, with its terracotta smiling sun faces and stone lion plaques decorating the walls. An Oscars ceremony, complete with red carpet, was the platform for...
What the school says...
Horton Lodge Community Special School offers Conductive Education across the school. Fully qualified Conductor/Teachers lead each class/department in school. The school has recieved two excellent OFSTED reports and offers a high quality differentiated curriculum to all pupils.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysWe enter the grounds through brightly-painted blue gates. There's an arty vibe to the spacious playground, with its terracotta smiling sun faces and stone lion plaques decorating the walls. An Oscars ceremony, complete with red carpet, was the platform for one lad to show his parents just how far he could walk. We almost expect to see…
Since 2014, Jane Dambach (50s). Think mum at the school gates, think favourite teacher from primary school… you get the idea. On our arrival, she greets us warmly and takes us into the cosy room where she meets parents. Ensconced on squidgy sofas and propped up by plump cushions, we chat. A tea tray complete with a selection of biscuits appears. We get the impression that this is the way that things are done around here.
Special Education Needs
We are a primary special school for pupils with physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties. We use Conductive Education to promote active learning for all the pupils; all teachers in the school are fully qualified Conductor Teachers. The school is a Key Learning Centre and provides support for many pupils with physical disabilities who are in mainstream schools. In addition to this we support the transition of pupils from Horton Lodge into their mainstream school if and when appropriate.
|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|
|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|