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Bishops Stortford College

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Standards have risen steadily in recent years. This is partly due to the presence of girls who, it could be argued, tend to develop good habits of work early. But it's also down to the rigour and quality of the teaching which parents describe as ‘outstanding.’ ‘It suits all types, even if not academically at the top of the tree,’ remarked one parent. Digital learning advanced dramatically during the pandemic-related lockdowns. Music is encouraged at all levels of the school. About 50 per cent learn individual instruments, often spurred on to learn after…

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Bishop's Stortford College is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, yet small enough for students to be known and valued. At the heart of the value offered are the people. It is the infectious enthusiasm, imagination and dedication of staff, which, in partnership with parents, enables pupils to grow into well-rounded, skilful, caring and confident young people, equipped and ready for the adventures and opportunities life has to offer. ...Read more

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Head

Since September 2020, Kathy Crewe-Read, formerly head of Wolverhampton Grammar School. Originally from the Isle of Man, went to school in England and took her degree (maths) at Aberystwyth. Taught at King William’s College, St Swithun’s and Yarm school and was senior deputy head at the King’s School, Chester before joining Wolverhampton. She is a school inspector for ISI.

Personable and with great warmth of manner, she is clearly revelling in her role. She admits that arriving in the middle of the pandemic made it difficult to ‘feel the pulse of the school and get to know people as I would have liked’, but she has been making up for lost time, greeting families at the gates, dropping (unannounced) into lessons and activities and generally ‘being around,’ for pupils to waylay...

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Special Education Needs

At Bishop's Stortford College, pupils who have a special educational need, eg dyslexia, are welcomed at all stages of the school, providing they are deemed able to cope in the mainstream classroom, with support on a withdrawal basis; a 40-minute lesson on a one-to-one basis each week. This support is with either the SENCO of the other member of the Learning Support team. Both specialist teachers hold the Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dip SPLD). The pupil identified with a need, will then be given a pupil profile outlining difficulties with suggested strategies for learning, together with targets. Staff will be aware of the level of support that the pupil is being given by the Learning Support team. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
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
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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