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  • Harford Manor School, Norwich
    43 Ipswich Road
    NR2 2LN
  • Head: Mr Paul Eteson
  • T 01603 451809
  • F 01603 453508
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.harfordman…
  • A state school for children aged 3 to 19 with complex needs and autism. The majoriy have complex and severe challenging behaviours
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Norfolk
  • Pupils: 84
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 2
      • Early years provision Outstanding 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 24th November 2015
    • 2 Full inspection 12th November 2010

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

 All parents said their child was doing as well academically as could be expected and some made good progress. ‘My son now talks, reads, writes and does some maths, something I never thought would happen when he started.’  A trip to the beach was planned the day we visited, to celebrate a birthday. Lots of talk about ice cream - wish we could have gone too. Families incredibly happy with the school. ‘It’s like a safe haven,’ said one mother...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2009, Paul Eteson (40s). From Wiltshire; studied physical education and SEN at Brighton University. Initially took PE so he could carry on with athletics for a further four years. Incorporated SEN as was interested in the holistic side of development. Worked in mainstream for a year as PE teacher but quickly got bored: ‘I only saw the children for an hour a week, which wasn’t enough.’

Joined a National Autistic Society school, Helen Alison in Kent, and was hooked. ‘Spending the whole day, every day with the kids made such a difference to me, and to them.’ Has been at special schools ever since. Came to Harford Manor as deputy in 1999. Talks 19 to the dozen but makes great sense and really knows his stuff. Has a real...

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Special Education Needs

The school caters for 76 students with severe and complex needs, many have autism. The local authority maintain three autisitic resource bases at the school. A recent OFSTED (Nov 2004) described the school as very effective.

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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