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One erratic speller, in bottom English set at previous school, was promptly promoted to top group on arrival, school’s attitude, says Mr Hetherington, that ‘doesn’t matter if you can’t spell as long as you can read it.’ One set of parents, used to stopping for stiff drink on way home after parent-teacher meetings at previous school, switched to champagne celebration after coming here. Others, struggling to meet fees, don’t begrudge a single penny. Pupils burst out of shells and take…

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More House School provides high quality education and pastoral care for boys aged 8-18 who are intelligent and thrive in a specialist learning environment, due to a Specific Learning Difficulty.

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Headmaster

Since September 2015, Jonathan Hetherington BA MSc (30s) previously deputy head in charge of boarding. An English graduate who quit PGCE training first time round as ‘wasn’t ready’, was persuaded into the school by head of music (a Southampton Uni contemporary) initially to help with productions, then into English department, finally qualifying as a teacher through work-based graduate training programme and becoming head of boarding in 2011.

Wife, Lizzie teaches music at the school – eyes met across sweet music-making of uni orchestra (Mr H is a lapsed ‘cellist, Mrs H professional standard French horn and piano) and they’re a very personable pair. Now have two young children with all the attendant hoop-jumping and guilt trips that come with trying to be there for them, each other – and the...

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Special Education Needs

Remediation across the curriculum is individually planned. Language processing improved by five speech and language therapists. Occupational Therapy available. All staff attend specialised training to give a common approach. Although there is often a hidden remedial component to classwork, the aim is to give all boys a normal, happy experience of school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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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