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  • Kingswode Hoe School
    Sussex Road
    CO3 3QJ
  • Head: Mrs E Drake
  • T 01206 576408
  • F 01206 571 477
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  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Essex
  • Pupils: 135
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 12th September 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 11th November 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Kingswode Hoe is now developing an outreach department which involves working with schools in the local community of Colchester. Work is carried out with both primary and secondary aged pupils with SEN, both with and without statements.

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Special Education Needs

Kingswode Hoe School is an all aged mixed school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties. All pupils have a statement of SEN and are admitted to the school by Essex LEA. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which includes the National Curriculum. In addition we focus on speech, language and communication through the Social Use of Language Programme (SULP)and on social skills with particular emphasis on raising self esteem. The school runs a 'buddy' system and a School Council for pupils. In KS4, we offer a range of accreditation including GCSE (maths), Entry Level & ASDAN, as well as work experience (3 sessions in Y11) and college link courses in Y10 and Y11. We work closely with the Connexions service to ensure a smooth transition post 16. We are currently developing Outreach provision, allowing us to work with mainstream primary and secondary schools to support SEN pupils and to allow our pupils to have some mainstream experience. We are experienced with a range of pupils including those with Asperger's syndrome, Down's syndrome, Fragile X, Kleinfelter's; ADHD, ADD, ODD, speech & language difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia and emotional difficulties.

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
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
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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