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Has its own garden – a haven in the north London urban jungle – where the youngest pupils grow vegetables, build, dig and have story time when weather permits. Staff described by head as ‘a perfect mix of experience and youthfulness,’ with a great balance of male and female staff. Parents generally agree that ‘the teaching staff really make the school'. Musical pursuits ‘very popular,’ says head, with two-thirds of all pupils learning an instrument and half of that number learning two. Compulsory recorder in year 2 and between six and eight musical recitals every year...

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Since 2011, Ben Walker BA PGCE CELTA. Educated at Lochinver House (head boy in 1977, badges proudly displayed in his office on a cut off blazer lapel), St Albans School and Reading University where he read English. A teacher by vocation, followed a non conventional path to his current position, joining retail group C&A as a management trainee after university. Realised after a year that the commercial world was ‘not really for me’ and took a PGCE at the Institute of Education. Spent 13 years in inner city state secondary schools, rising through the ranks, before he and his wife decided in 2002 to sell up and move the family to Kenya to carry out development work. They spent three years there starting a school, coordinating health care projects and working as Church Mission...

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Special Education Needs

Lochinver House School has a Learning Support Unit that provides assistance to boys that require extra support in the school. This unit works closely with all members of staff to provide the necessary support required. The SENCO can provide screening/ assessment to assist with any difficulty the child might have. The Learning Support Unit works closely with parents and outside agencies should this be necessary.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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