The Maynard Junior School A GSG School
- The Maynard Junior School
- Head: Mr Steven Smerdon
- T 01392 355998
- F 01392 355999
- E email@example.com
- W www.maynard.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 4 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Devon
- Pupils: 80
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £5,400 - £11,985 pa
- Open days: October and June
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: The Maynard School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Instilling confidence is high on the list of priorities here. One classroom door boldly declares: ‘We are warriors not worriers’. A favourite tree was once threatened with being chopped down – the girls literally tied themselves to it in protest,...
What the school says...
'The best thing about the Maynard is everyone makes you feel special', so said one of our youngest juniors on returning home after her first day at the Maynard. The special atmosphere of purposeful endeavour in a caring and nurturing environment is not just reserved for day one. There is a busy, lively feel every day in the Junior School, where teachers take care to design lessons which stimulate curiosity and encourage a love of learning which stays with each child throughout the juniors, into the senior school and beyond.
The Junior Department is housed in its own building within the main school campus. Juniors have ready access to all of the senior school facilities for specialist learning. Each girl receives plenty of individual attention and is encouraged to develop her own skills, talents and interests. The girls would be delighted to show you what makes the Junior Department such a special place; you are very welcome to visit us.
Mr Steven Smerdon
Head of Junior Department ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysInstilling confidence is high on the list of priorities here. One classroom door boldly declares: ‘We are warriors not worriers’. A favourite tree was once threatened with being chopped down – the girls literally tied themselves to it in protest, apparently.
Head of Junior School
Since 2006, Mr Steven Smerdon, originally from Bath, educated at Exeter University. His career has taken him to Edinburgh, Australia and back to Exeter again. Friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic. Teaches RE and drama and is child protection officer for the whole school. In his 40s, he enjoys the great outdoors and is a keen cyclist. Maynard Junior is above average academically, but he says, ‘the most important thing we teach is how to get on with people.’ Parents say, ‘Mr Smerdon clearly loves his job and the girls love him’.
Special Education Needs
The Maynard School aims to provide appropriate support for learning difficulties or disabilities to girls who meet the academic entrance criteria. Interested parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the Special Education Needs Coordinator. The needs of the potential pupil can be discussed and a taster day and assessment can be tailored to fit individual circumstances. 10-09
|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|