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The curriculum is used as a stimulus for art work in the school, with the usual array of Viking boats and Roman villages but there is stronger emphasis on materials and learning skills than in most schools. Children learn how to cut metal and throw pots by working side by side with craft professionals. Working alongside a skilled crafts person develops a different relationship so pupils are not just engaged in academic learning but also fulfilling many of the targets set by the form tutors including social skills.

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Since October 2017, Caroline Bell. After a degree from Cambridge in Social and Political Sciences where she became interested in autism, Bell spent a year as an au pair with a family who had an 11 year-old son with autism and Down’s Syndrome. She started a PhD but found this unsatisfactory: ' I soon realised that my research was not going to change lives,' and so trained as an infant teacher and worked in a small Derbyshire primary before joining Holbrook Centre for Autism as a class teacher and then as deputy head. One of her successes here was to improve work experience and social enterprise opportunities: 'Our children had skills and many could contribute to their community, working with local businesses but they needed experience and references from real people in the real...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Special Education Needs

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