Mary Hare Primary School A GSG School
- Mary Hare Primary School
Pigeons Farm Road
- Head: Pam Robinson
- T 01635 573800
- F 01635 524999
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.maryhare.org.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 12 with hearing impairment
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: West Berkshire
- Pupils: 27
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: State funded
- Open days: Visits can be arranged at any time, on request
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: Mary Hare School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
We saw children working in pairs on Egyptian drawings, older ones enjoyed a role playing game of ‘mucky Mabel’ – a social skills character. All were chatty and confidently developing their voices, ‘they help me (here) so much by teaching...
What the school says...
Mary Hare Primary is a non-maintained special school for day and weekly boarders, following a natural aural philosophy, catering for children with a severe or profound hearing loss. We teach the full National Curriculum and aim to produce talking deaf children who are prepared for life in the hearing world.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysWe saw children working in pairs on Egyptian drawings, older ones enjoyed a role playing game of ‘mucky Mabel’ – a social skills character. All were chatty and confidently developing their voices, ‘they help me (here) so much by teaching me how to speak’. Several bemoaned their...
Since September 2014, Pam Robinson
Takes severely and profoundly deaf children with statements, following assessment, from Norfolk to Cornwall. From age 4, but many join later eg after trial placement in mainstream schools does not work out. Roughly half have to go to appeal to get a place and head is experienced at supporting the process. All children wear hearing aids or have cochlear implants. Hearing impairment is usually the primary difficulty but some have additional needs – visual, physical and speech and language.
Special Education Needs
Mary Hare Primary caters for children with a severe or profound hearing loss. As a non-maintained school, pupils are funded by the local authority that they live in. We teach children through talking using a natural aural approach, which means we make maximum use of their residual hearing. We are not selective on academic ability. We take children who we feel are capable of developing spoken language to communicate successfully in the hearing world. Some children have language difficulties on arrival, others have significant emotional difficulties owing to their experience of failure in mainstream settings. We find this out by inviting the prospective pupil for a week's assessment placement. Deafness is our speciality, but we also welcome children with mild additional SEN needs.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|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||Y|
|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|