The Moat School A GSG School
- The Moat School
- Head: Miss Clare King
- T 020 7610 9018
- F 020 7610 9098
- E email@example.com
- W www.moatschool.org.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 9 to 16 with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia, and speech and language difficulties
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
- Pupils: 70
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £24,000 - £28,800 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
School achievements include productions in West End theatres as part of competitions (including Shakespeare for Schools). Sport encouraged but it is definitely not a competitive school and sport is ‘more about keeping fit than winning’. Usual range of sport takes...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysSchool achievements include productions in West End theatres as part of competitions (including Shakespeare for Schools). Sport encouraged but it is definitely not a competitive school and sport is ‘more about keeping fit than winning’. Usual range of sport takes place in the playground – no large playing fields, though some rowing and yoga too, and tennis...
Since February 2013, Miss Clare King (30s). Has only taught at The Moat, where she started as an NQT and received accelerated promotion. Previously director of studies and deputy head.
Small classes (approx 10) and a learning support assistant ensure each child is given attention, especially during the first three years of secondary school. Education is broad - pupils taught lots of communication and study skills alongside literacy and maths. They are weaned off the extra help during the...
Special Education Needs
The Moat is a specialist co-educational day secondary school for the education of SpLD learners. Groups are small, no more than 10 in a class. Learning Support Assistants are linked to full class groups to provide support with literacy, numeracy and organisation. The School makes extensive use of information technology to support learning; all pupils are taught to touch-type and supplied with a fully featured, wireless-enabled laptop to use in lessons and at home. The School has the services of speech and language therapists, an art therapist, an educational psychologist and an occupational therapist. Where necessary 1:1 support is provided for literacy and numeracy. The vast majority of staff have a specialist qualification in the teaching of SpLD learners as well as a degree in their subject specialism plus teaching qualification. All the LSAs are presently undergoing training with the Dyslexia Institute. The approach of The Moat is to have the structure and aspirations of a mainstream school, whilst using the approach of a specialist school. Everything is structured to support the learning and success of the SpLD pupil. Great emphasis is placed on the development of self-confidence and language skills. There is an extensive extra-curricular enrichment programme to help support this. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|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|