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Gayhurst is a co-ed, mixed-ability all-rounder which focuses on the social and personal journey as much as academics. Pastoral care is a reason many pick the school and caring teachers are on board with the idea that learning needs to be fun. Set back from the leafy residential road, it’s both tranquil and secure – sensible rather than showy…

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What the school says...

Gareth has significant prep school experience having worked entirely in five different prep schools across the South of England. He has a Masters in Education degree from Cambridge University and is also an ISI team and compliance inspector. He is also the Chair of IAPS' Finance Committee and a member of Council.

He joined Gayhurst in September 2016 and it is his second Headship, following on from an eight year stint as Head of Alleyn Court in Southend-on-Sea.

As the father of three daughters, Gareth is a keen family man. He enjoys watching and playing many sports and is an avid fan of Swansea City and the Ospreys.
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Since 2016, Gareth Davies BA PGCE MEd. Previously head of Alleyn Court for eight years, before that deputy head at Rose Hill, Alderley. A proud Welshman, he grew up in the Swansea Valley and was educated in the independent sector, boarding from age 11 at Llandovery College. Studied HR management at the University of Glamorgan but volunteering at his aunt’s primary school brought the epiphany: his vocation was education. Following his PGCE at University of Wales, Aberystwyth he taught (mostly maths) in various prep schools before leadership beckoned and with it an MEd in educational leadership and school improvement at the University of Cambridge.

A genuine, kind man who looks you in the eye and speaks frankly (if rather quickly, which can take a moment to adjust to). Bucks is grammar...

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Special Education Needs

We provide learning support, on an individual basis, for children assessed as having specific learning difficulties, including Neurodevelopmental Delay, in both the Junior and Senior Departments.

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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