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It’s not all about curriculum learning - ‘we don’t just want to be a sausage factory’. On the day of our visit, fabulous ramshackle boat creations all lined up ready for an America’s Cup moment on the school swimming pool. Headmaster has introduced new fun-packed activities on Sundays for boarders - bubble football being a particular favourite. Girls accommodated in a fab new building separate from the main house. Super cosy, homely dorms, very prettily decorated. Big pinboards, floral curtains... 

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Head

Since September 2016, Henry Knight, previously head of Woodcote House. BA in classical civilisation (Royal Holloway), PGCE, MEd (in his 40s). Before he took up teaching he ran corporate hospitality for Berry Bros. He started out at Woodcote as an English teacher and housemaster and ended up as headmaster for seven years before his move to Belhaven. He still teaches English to the middle school and also keeps his hand in on the sports side by coaching the 2nd XI cricket team. A down to earth, straight talking man, popular with parents and children alike. Parents report that he’s ‘very normal’, ‘approachable’, ‘well liked’, and the children loved that he spent time in the first term with a large, red L plate stuck to his back. Married to Susannah who heads up pastoral care...

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support department at Belhaven Hill is a vibrant team headed by a full-time member of teaching staff, supported by three part-time assistants. This team allows children with wide and diverse needs to receive the support they require and deserve. We respond to individual needs and to the pattern of the children’s day. Some pupils become regular visitors to the LS “Hut” while others receive help in the classrooms, enabling them to fully access the curriculum. The “Hut” also provides a space for children to come to discuss any concerns, catch up on missed or incomplete work and practice other skills, such as typing or multiplication tables.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
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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