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Students (and Ofsted) praise teaching: ‘Brilliant…they love their subjects and make them interesting…they’re always happy to help and to go beyond the curriculum…lots of extension opportunities...detailed feedback’. Really stunning art on display, notably large scale oil paintings – we can understand the end of year exhibition leading to sales, as we saw much looking professional in standard.  Annual project and work placement week with work shadowing, eg at Westminster ('My son had an amazing time...he went away a boy and came back a man')...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)

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Since September 2016, Simon Lett, previously vice principal at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds. Birmingham born, he has taught extensively in FE and sixth form colleges, and was one of the founding members of Longley Park Sixth Form College in Sheffield before joining Notre Dame. He is keen to encourage students to broaden their experiences beyond the classroom. He lives in York with his wife and young twins; he is a keen circuit trainer and a lover of jazz and the arts.

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2017 A levels: 63 per cent A*-B; 33 per cent A*/A (one of the top sixth form colleges nationally); consistent performer. Wide choice: law, government and politics, geology, four modern languages (native speakers for oral practice housed in the wittily named Foreign Embassy, teachers in the Foreign Office), music...

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Special Education Needs

Greenhead College provides A level courses for 16-to-19-year-olds. The College welcomes all students who reach its entry requirements and works to ensure they have equal access to the opportunities and experiences on offer. Every student has a personal tutor who monitors their progress and well-being. There is also a counselling service. Additional help with academic work is available from subject teachers and the College's study centre. Where a student has a specific learning difficulty or disability, the College's Additional Learning Support Manager works closely with the student, teachers and tutor to ensure that any special requirements are met.

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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