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No worksheet-driven teaching here. Girls are competitive and lively and there was a distinct buzz in the air on the day we visited. For bright, sparky girls, it’s hard to imagine a more exciting environment. Possibly a little harder for...

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At JAPS we create an atmosphere of happiness and warmth in which children are motivated to work and play to the best of their abilities. Both inside and outside the classroom, we generate a sense of vitality and a conviction that learning is fun. Our pupils are refreshingly independent-minded and open-hearted. We teach children to think for themselves and they flourish academically because they learn to trust their own judgement. We foster the values of hard work, thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity. JAPS is a warm-hearted community where laughter is an essential part of the school day and where each child feels valued, happy and stimulated. ...Read more

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No worksheet-driven teaching here. Girls are competitive and lively and there was a distinct buzz in the air on the day we visited. For bright, sparky girls, it’s hard to imagine a more exciting environment. Possibly a little harder for those ...

Headteacher

Since 2007, Ms Finola Stack BA PGCE Mont Dip. Currently working towards an MA. Co-founded Finton House School in 1987, before moving on to Cameron House as head in 1994. ISI inspector. Highly articulate, Miss Stack goes to great lengths to express herself as unambiguously as possible. One parent we spoke to described her manner as being ‘quite restrained, which can seem chilly, though she is probably just being careful.’ Revered by the girls. Parents describe her as ‘kind’ and ‘sensitive,’ and appreciate her professionalism. Finds time to boost those girls with low self-esteem....

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Special Education Needs

JAPS was praised in its last (2002) ISI Inspection Report for the 'excellence' of its provision for special needs. JAPS is extremely well resourced in terms of Learning Support and Enrichment teaching. In the Pre-Prep (4-7 year-old boys and girls), there is a SENCO for 3 days pw plus a further learning support teacher for 2.5 days pw In the Middle School (7-11 year-old girls) there is a qualified SENCO for 3 days pw plus 2 further Learning Support Teachers. There are 3 specialist rooms in the school as a whole dedicated to Special Needs/Learning Support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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