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Outstanding, with an inspirational, slightly left of centre rector. Better resourced than many schools in the independent sector – and it's free. A beacon – Glasgow independent sector eat your heart out. Ambitious outdoor education programme with pupils spending afternoons or weeks away depending on year group. The rector obviously misses teaching, and his entire demeanour changed during our tour round the school: whenever we found a child to be talked to – about anything –  gone was the efficient question-answering model and in its place appeared…

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 1997, Dr Paul Thomson BSc PhD Dip Ed, educated at Dollar Academy, thence to Glasgow uni for a combined honours in maths and physics plus (later) a PhD, having done his Dip Ed at Jordanhill, once next door, but now consigned to the John Anderson campus. Thomson’s meteoric career path found him appointed as one of the youngest heads in Scotland; that apart, he has a fearsome intellect and spouted facts and figures faster than most heads we have met, adding all the while that 'it is available on the web page'. A member of the board of the SQA, chair of the Advisory Council (2013-17) and now chair of the Qualifications Committee. Keen to ‘improve the educational environment’, he masterminded a mega building programme extending the refectory, constructing an all weather pitch...

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Special Education Needs

Jordanhill School operates within the terms of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) [Scotland] Acts 2004 and 2009 and the Equalities Act 2010. Relevant policy statements can be accessed through the 'Parents' section of the school website.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
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 Y
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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