Mary Hare Primary School A GSG School
- Mary Hare Primary School
Pigeons Farm Road
- Head: Pam Robinson
- T 01635 573800
- F 01635 524999
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.maryhare.org.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 12 with hearing impairment
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: West Berkshire
- Pupils: 25
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: State funded
- Open days: Visits can be arranged at any time, on request
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: Mary Hare School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Mary Hare Primary is a small special school offering day and boarding placements for deaf children. Children come from all over the country. The school's philosophy is auditory oral, with the emphasis on maximising residual hearing and developing spoken language. Children are taught in small classes of no more than 8 children. All lessons are taught by teachers with experience of meeting the needs of deaf children and they work collaboratively with an excellent team of specialist speech and language therapists.
What the school says...
Mary Hare Primary is a non-maintained special school for day and weekly boarders, following a natural oral/aural philosophy, catering for children with a range of hearing loss. We teach the full National Curriculum and aim to develop confident, talking deaf children who are prepared for life in the hearing world.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2014, Pam Robinson.
Takes severely and profoundly deaf children with statements, following assessment, from Norfolk to Cornwall. From age 4, but many join later eg after trial placement in mainstream schools does not work out. Roughly half have to go to appeal to get a place and head is experienced at supporting the process. All children wear hearing aids or have cochlear implants. Hearing impairment is usually the primary difficulty but some have additional needs – visual, physical and speech and language.
Special Education Needs
Mary Hare Primary caters for children with a range of hearing impairment. All pupils have hearing aids or cochlear implants. As a non-maintained school, pupils are funded by the local authority that they live in. We teach children through talking using a natural oral/aural approach, which means we make maximum use of their residual hearing. We are not selective on academic ability. We take children who we feel are capable of developing spoken language to communicate successfully in the hearing world. Some children have language difficulties on arrival, others have significant emotional difficulties owing to their experience of failure in mainstream settings. We find this out by inviting the prospective pupil for a week's assessment placement. Deafness is our speciality, but we also welcome children who have SEN needs in addition to their hearing impairment.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|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|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||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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