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A fundamental aspect of the school’s approach is its personalised attitude to the academic - all are taught to a high standard, but not all are taught in the same way (also means no setting is required as the differentiation is within each class). Perseverance and resilience are Channing buzzwords – ‘We want them to have a go and take risks in their learning.’ As such, rubbers are a no-no – working out ideas is part of the learning process and it was lovely to see the girls getting…

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What the school says...

Girls begin their special Channing journey at the Junior School where there is a great sense of community and every girl is valued as an individual.
Our dedicated staff provide a stimulating and creative learning experience in a nurturing environment, so that all of the girls flourish and reach their full potential.
Consequently, they are happy, engaged and motivated to do their best, as they learn to be independent thinkers and learners, attributes that instil a love of learning and inspire curiosity of the world around them.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of the Junior School

Since 2018, Dina Hamalis, previously academic director of Sarum Hall. She has a degree in education, specialising in English and history, and spent five years at St Albans High Prep where she became English coordinator, moving to Highgate School (curriculum coordinator) then UCS pre-prep (SENCo, G&T and EAL coordinator) before joining Sarum Hall in 2011.

Teaching is in the blood. ‘They tried to put me off!’ she laughs, but she bit the bullet and hasn’t looked back. Interestingly, she never had aspirations to be a head but - humility alert – says, ‘They must have seen something in me over the years.’ No timetabled teaching these days, but could be spotted here, there and everywhere on the day of our visit – ‘She’s always around,’...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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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