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The academic standards are beyond reproach but ‘it’s also good at manners, music and making sure no-one is mean’. The atmosphere is one of fun and great affection for the school from its pupils past and present, but certainly not at the expense of hard work and scholarly ambition. Much of this appears to be fuelled by cake: nowhere have we been offered so much so regularly, on top of a tasty lunch where choices were…

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Howells School, Llandaff (GDST), is Wales leading non-denominational, academic school for girls aged 3 to 18 and boys aged 16-18, and has a proven track record of success in public examinations.

Howell's School puts a great value on a rich and varied life outside of the classroom, and the list of extra-curricular activities that students take part in is seemingly endless, as well as endlessly diverse, running from Archery to Zumba. The extensive Enrichment Programmes, together with impressive Wellbeing and Laureate Programmes, make Howell’s a special place to learn and develop in an exciting, creative and nurturing environment. The school’s strong Leadership Team; talented and dedicated teaching and support staff; wonderful young people and committed and interested parents are what make Howell's unique.

'We teach our students how to think and work. This starts, of course, in the Nursery with developing a child's emotional intelligence. It continues in the Junior School by talking to the children about how their brain works and in the Senior School and College by encouraging students to think about their multiple intelligences and how best to use them all in order to improve their performance. This is something we feel passionately about and will continue develop in our school. As the Principal of Howell's School, Llandaff GDST I am reminded daily, that an outstanding educational experience can ensure the best possible start to a young person's life. I am passionate about raising bursary funds at Howell's to ensure that as many young people as possible benefit from the best possible education and life chances regardless of their background.'
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Since 2007, Sally Davis BSc PGCE NPQH (50s). Born and schooled in Wales, she left to read geology at Bedford College and spent several years teaching in London; her last post was director of studies at Harris City Technology College, before a wish to return to Wales and the post of deputy head at Howells coincided in 1992, a point at which she was the second youngest member of staff. Totally steeped in state education as both pupil and teacher, she had never considered working in an independent school, ‘but this place changes lives, and I wanted to be a part of that’. She is held in great affection and respect by everyone we spoke to. She cites cementing the community between the teaching/support staff and senior and junior schools as her greatest achievement...

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Special Education Needs

Our aim at Howell's School, Llandaff is to support the educational development of all girls within the capabilities of our resources and expertise, so they can achieve their full potential.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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