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The teacher had the children lie three to a table top, three below, to illustrate how cramped conditions were in the slave ship. ‘Are you going to chain us up?’ one boy asked. The children discussed how sharks would follow the ships because so many slaves were thrown overboard, and that they wouldn’t be able to communicate with those they were squashed together with ‘because African tribes speak different languages’. They always remember the facts learned this way, the teacher said...

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What the school says...

We cater for potentially able students with specific learning difficulties. Providing support for individuals who are dyslexic, dyscalculic, dyspraxic and who may also have ADD and social and communication difficulties.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Martyn Ward - interim head

Deputy, Ollie Kendall, was previously the school’s SENCo.

Entrance

There’s a window of opportunity. The school’s troubles a couple of years back resulted in a drop in the roll. The school is seeing a steady flow of referrals again, but for the moment there are spaces in classrooms and boarding houses.

Applying involves sending in your child’s paperwork for an initial screening. The school understands that pupils coming from the independent mainstream sector may not have the same paper trail, so the registrar and SENCo will liaise with families in these circumstances to gather information. If all looks promising at that point, the child is invited in for a four day taster process, to check whether they are likely to thrive at the school, and...

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Special Education Needs

We are a school that caters for able pupils with a diagnosis of specific learning difficulties: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia; autism; ADD; and social communication difficulties.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
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 Y
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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