Latchmere School A GSG School
- Latchmere School
- Head: Mrs Julie Ritchie
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- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 3 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Kingston-Upon-Thames
- Pupils: 918
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th August 2009
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th October 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Though fab new buildings help, what really rocks parents’ boats is success with non-standard issue pupils. ‘Schools can all do the straightforward ones’, reckoned one mother. ‘What counts is how good they are with the off the peg kids’. Latchmere aims (learning, local community, laughter, loyalty, love and leadership) are oft recited...
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2008, Mrs Julie Ritchie, CertEd BPhilEd MSI SIP (Special) (50s). Previously at St Matthew's C of E Primary School, where she was shortlisted for head of the year award. Qualifications (bucket-loads of them) include degree in multi-sensory impairment, a souvenir of decade-long post in the 1990s as deputy headteacher at Dysart, a Surbiton-based special school.
Grew up in Grimsby, drawn to teaching from an early age – something of a family thing as a brother is also a head, though neither of her two grown up children has so far been bitten by the bug. Inspects for Ofsted, a heart-gladdening experience, though never fails to feel thrill of returning ‘home’ afterwards. Though she doesn’t teach – she’s at her desk by at 6.30am as it is, notching up 12-hour...
Special Education Needs
Latchmere School is a community school, and we aim to educate any child who lives in our community, whatever their barriers to learning as long as it does not hinder the education of the majority. Latchmere has a provision for high functioning KS2 pupils on the Autistic continuum (Topaz). This provision opened in 2008 and currently supports 4 pupils within KS2 as well as providing advice and support for the rest of the school. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|