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  • Glyne Gap School
    School Place
    Hastings Road
    East Sussex
    TN40 2PU
  • Head: Kirsty Prawanna
  • T 01424 217720
  • F 01424 734962
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  • A special state school for pupils aged from 2 to 19 with severe and profound learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, and medical needs.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: East Sussex
  • Pupils: 112
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 1st July 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st January 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

 The nursery takes on a broad range of ability and ensures that all the questions from mainstream children are out of the way very early on. All of this in an open plan environment with a sensory pod, low level windows (the little ones can spot the train through the trees), bifold doors enabling free flow to a fantastic outside space. No public exams, though many take nationally-recognised qualifications. Classes are arranged to provide a progression for all pupils passing through the school. Excellent facilities including a rebound therapy (trampolining) room with hoists, a double height soft play room that is used in wet weather, as a reward for good work...

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Since 2013, Kirsty Prawanna (late 30s), used to be head of the Glyne Gap FE Faculty at Bexhill College. Like many of the staff team at Glyne Gap, she is home grown talent, having first worked at the school in 1996. She trained as a mainstream English and drama teacher, did Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), as well as her advanced diploma in special needs.

There are three heads steering the three sections of the school (FE faculty, upper school and lower school) with Kirsty leading them.

One of the head’s three children is a pupil here, her husband has no formal link but like other fathers (and grandfathers, uncles, brothers, mothers, grandmothers, sisters) he is part of the Glyne Gap community. Head says, ‘We are stronger as...

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Special Education Needs

Dec 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
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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