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Despite being non-selective, this is not a school for the faint of heart. The day is long – 8am to 4pm – and the boys work extremely hard. But – and this is the school’s magic ingredient – the boys barely notice because, quite frankly, it’s such fun. Everywhere we saw evidence of lively and careful teaching, and the boys were vociferous about how much they enjoyed lessons. The kind of school where boys use pizza to learn about fractions and football teams to get their heads round percentages. Parents in search of flashy facilities might initially be nonplussed by…

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Head of School

Since January 2021, Emma Edwards BA QTS NASENCo SEN Dip. Previously senior deputy head, having risen through the ranks after joining as a reception teacher nearly two decades ago. Made the move to Surrey to be nearer her family after two years cutting her teeth in Bradford following her BA in early childhood studies with QTS at Leeds. Went into teaching because ‘my own experience of school wasn’t great - I had just a couple of really caring teachers and wanted to be like them.’ Her warm and easy-going demeanour suggests she’s achieved her goal – she’s as far from a scary, authoratitive headmistress as you could imagine. ‘Not your typical head – she’s incredibly comfortable with the children, they utterly adore her,’ concurred a parent. ‘I watched her doing an online...

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Special Education Needs

Provision for SEN pupils In the Pre-prep, Learning Support Assistants help in each class with general day to day learning. They hear pupils read, targeting especially those who appear to be experiencing difficulties and work with them on other areas such as comprehension and times tables. Pupils are given an Individual Education Plan if their needs are such that it is thought that they should be highlighted. Twice yearly reviews of IEPs are held with parent /the class teacher /Head of Learning Support. Withdrawal lessons are provided individually and in small groups by the Head of Learning Support for all pupils in the Pre-prep who are having difficulties with their learning of whatever nature. In the Prep school, pupils are given an Individual Education Plan if their needs are such that it is thought that they should be highlighted. Withdrawal lessons are provided by the Head of Learning Support for all pupils who have had an Educational Psychologist’s assessment and report.Subject teachers monitor pupils’ progress through IEP targets. Work is differentiated within the classroom according to the specific needs of the pupil. Twice yearly reviews of IEPs are held with parents and the Head of Learning Support. Pupils on the Cause for Concern Lists are monitored by subject staff/Head of Learning Support. Work is differentiated within the classroom according to the specific needs of the pupil. Those in the Prep school who have an Educational Psychologist’s assessment and report are provided with withdrawal support from the Head of Learning Support. Pupils with Emotional and Behavioural difficulties are usually monitored by the Head of the Pre-prep/Head of Lower School/form tutors

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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