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Pupils say that the teachers here are really passionate about their subjects and that the small class sizes mean you can’t hide if you don’t know something. If you visit AKS on a Tuesday you’ll be surrounded by green uniforms as a large proportion of children take part in the CCF. Extracurricular activities that stand out from the norm include Warhammer club, robotics club, animal club (recent visitors to this include tarantulas, geckos, giant snails, hedgehogs and snakes)...

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Since 2014, Mike Walton BA MA NPQH (50s). He was state-educated in Folkestone, Kent and then studied geography at Lancaster and stayed there to do his PGCE. During the ‘80s and ‘90s he mainly taught in British state schools – apart from sixth months as a volunteer teacher in Northern Sudan. His first headship was at Orchard School in Canterbury – a special school for children with learning difficulties. During these years in state education he had a ‘missionary zeal’ to ‘make the world a better place’

In August 2005 he changed direction, moving to Thailand to become principal of Regents International School, Pattaya – a British international boarding school - helping to grow the school and taking on leadership and advisory roles on prestigious boards and bodies both in...

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Special Education Needs

At AKS the special educational needs of our pupils are met through the work of the learning support department and the individual subject/class teachers. We believe that all our students have skills, talents and abilities and as a school we have a responsibility to develop them to the full. Students with SEN are supported as necessary to help them achieve full access to the whole school curriculum. On entry into Year 7 we use information from feeder schools and parents to identify students with SEN. The year group is screened within the first half term and any causes for concern are then further assessed. Any student, regardless of age, can, at any time, be assessed by the head of learning support if there is cause for concern from teachers and/or parents. A variety of assessments are carried out to determine the type of support required. Once assessed a student, if deemed necessary, will follow one of two possible options: receive small group learning support, for 2-2.5 hours per week; or attend a weekly lunchtime study skills clinic (both with specialist teachers). All year 7 and 8 students receive in-class support in English lessons. Each student withdrawn for learning support has an individual education plan which is reviewed on a six monthly basis. Those students who come to us with an EHCP will have this reviewed annually for as long as is deemed necessary. The special educational needs of our pupils include dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and speech and language difficulties.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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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