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Pupils are here because they struggle to manage their behaviour, so this is number one focus in the school. Here they can hope to meet the deep understanding of what is causing their behaviour, and to develop strategies to manage it. ‘Almost everything is anxiety driven; they don’t want to come into school and be negative and feel the way they feel. They can’t articulate how they are feeling because they don’t have the emotional toolkit, so it will present in aggression, they will try to abscond or will turn a desk over. So we try to remove the root cause. It’s all first name terms, there is mutual respect, and we tell them we’re in this together.'

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Head teacher

Darren Harte started his career teaching PE in a large secondary community school, moving to a special school for those with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Part of the senior leadership team which delivered the school's third consecutive outstanding judgement from Ofsted in 2016. He joined Priory Lyndhurst as vice principal in 2015 overseeing and managing Coxlease and a second school on the same campus, Clay Hill, for young people with ASC and Prader-Willi syndrome.

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Pupils have a diagnosis of behavioural, social, emotional or mental health difficulties. Most have some learning difficulties, but these are owing to disaffection rather than cognitive problems - poor skills in English and maths because they have missed the building blocks after prolonged or serial absence from school. ‘Once they have the right structure around them, they become...

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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
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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 Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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