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Relaxed, 'very approachable and friendly', 'great' (parents), comfortable, frank and thoughtful, clearly very happy in her job. Reads a story to the younger children each week, enjoys covering classes. The school's bright red boards stand out against the weathered sandstone bricks of the houses in the Fulwood Road like colourful lollipops. The prep occupies two adjacent, elegant Victorian houses, with lots of staircases and corridors (staff must be fit, as their room is right at the top). Confident, well-behaved, relaxed and happy children, very smart in their grey and cherry red uniforms...

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Since 2008, Mrs Anne Camm BEd. School in Ireland, then Trent Park College of Education and Bristol University. Taught at a primary in Ireland; house mistress at Cabin Hill Prep, Belfast, and Edgarley Hall (Millfield prep); head of Birkdale pre-prep. Relaxed, 'very approachable and friendly', 'great' (parents), comfortable, frank and thoughtful, clearly very happy in her job. Reads a story to the younger children each week, enjoys covering classes, knows all the children and parents. Does one ISI inspection a year – a good source of new ideas – but not eager to make radical changes. Her aim is a school where children learn and all, including parents and staff, are happy. Married with two adult daughters. Enjoys reading, travelling, cooking, swimming, gardening and theatre.

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Special Education Needs

Ashdell is a small, independent preparatory school for girls. It offers a broadly academic curriculum where girls are prepared for a range of entrance examinations including Common Entrance at the age of eleven. The Learning Support policy aims to identify and Learning Difficulties as early as possible and provide specialised teaching support where necessary. Most Specific Learning difficulties which are identified are of a mild Dyslexic nature. Ashdell utilises the following Dyagnostic/Assessment Resources: Aston Index Dyslexia Early Screening Test Bangor Dyslexia Test Salford Reading Test 100 Words Basic Reading Test Developmental Dyspraxia Screening Test Lucid Rapid - Dyslexia Screening Test

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers 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 Y
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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