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  • Hope Wood Academy
    Crawlaw Road
    Easington Colliery
    Peterlee
    SR8 3LP
  • Head: Mrs Adele Pearson-Atkinson
  • T 0191 569 1420
  • F 01915 273320
  • E office@glendeneartsacademy.net
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; HI - Hearing Impairment; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty; SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Durham
  • Pupils: 195
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Requires improvement 1
      • Early years provision Requires improvement 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 7th July 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 5th June 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

The Good Schools Guide writes: Glendene School and Community Arts College caters for children whose primary needs are moderate, severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. In addition pupils may have a range of other special needs including ADD/ADHD, challenging behaviours, developmental delay, Down's syndrome, specific learning difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, epilepsy, Fragile X, sensory impairment, physical difficulties, Tourette syndrome, conduct disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, Rett syndrome, etc. There is also designated provision for primary pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. The school has a good range of facilities including specialst teaching areas, a sensory room, and soft play room. A number of therapies are used these include: hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, Sensory integration, and Speech and language therapy. Makaton and TEACCH are used where beneficial.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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 Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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 Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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