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The head gives it straight from the shoulder about the Ofsted inspectors’ tour. ‘Overwhelmingly they were grade 1 lessons; I didn’t have to hide anyone from them, there are no bad teachers here’. Wednesday afternoons are for enrichment. Students who aren’t lucky enough to be visiting the Supreme Court or meeting a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist can enjoy more earthly activities, including football, basketball, netball, boxercise and gym, co-ordinated by a sports youth worker, off site. Dress is teen-casual and it’s first name terms for teachers...

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Since 2015, Peter Murray BA MA PCGE Oxon, late 50s, previously deputy director of sixth form. Read history at Kings College, London, before taking a masters in 19th century social history at Warwick. Drawn to teaching by an inspirational role model at school: ‘If you’ve had a good experience, you think… I might enjoy that….and I did’. Cut his teeth in secondary schools in London and home counties, before moving to tertiary education in Richmond upon Thames College, arriving at Candi (as it is known) in 2000 to co-ordinate humanities, then as deputy for seven years. No stranger to the area, he grew up in Islington, supports the Gunners and saw his younger sister attend the college, operating under a previous name, in the 80s. ‘She had a really different and a really good...

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Special Education Needs

At City and Islington College we are committed to the principles of inclusive learning. We believe that by recognising, valuing and responding to differences in the ways in which students learn we can improve the quality of learning for everyone. We welcome and encourage students who, though they have achieved the entry requirements, need support in order to access their courses due to a learning difficulty or disability. It is important to note that all students need to apply early in January and those students with significant needs e.g. transport or personal care, are encouraged to make an appointment to see us in the autumn term prior to admission to discuss support issues.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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
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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