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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. Pupils follow the Challenge Coxlease programme, which means they have to attain a number of sporting achievements throughout the year. One pupil has risen to world champion in a motor sport as a result. His mother said: ‘I am so glad I chose this school for my son - it has made him into a lovely young man, when two years ago…

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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.

Academic matters

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
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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