Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia A GSG School
- Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia
- Head: Barry Frost
- T 01670 772685
- F 01670 772434
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.nunnykirk.co.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 9 to 18 with specific learning difficulties
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Northumberland
- Pupils: 25
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Please apply to school
- Open days: May and November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 13th February 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 15th June 2011
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
This is a CreSTeD SP school specialising in dyslexia and all the associated info-processing quirks which huddle under that umbrella term. Ofsted were uncharacteristically charmed by what they saw but couldn't put their finger on how they did it. Cast aside all objective criteria, stop ticking boxes and switch to subjective mode - a good school is an affair of the heart. It's the individual focus...
What the school says...
Nunnykirk is a non-maintained special school, approved by the Department for Education for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties, where individuals are valued for themselves and where all are expected to give their best.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2015, Barry Clarke, previously senior lecturer and course leader at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincolnshire. He has previously worked for Lincolnshire County Council in a number of roles, including teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit and the local authority’s school improvement consultant concentrating on behaviour, inclusion and SEN.
Barry’s key subjects are science and ICT and he has also taught maths and PE. He is a keen sportsman, including running, cycling, football and a variety of racquet sports. He and his wife Erica, also a teacher, have been regular visitors to Northumberland on holiday
This is a CreSTeD SP school specialising in dyslexia and all the associated info-processing quirks that huddle under that umbrella term. With the right intervention, children improve quickly here. Ofsted inspectors...
Special Education Needs
Nunnykirk specialises in pupils of average or above average ability who have specific learning difficulties. Our holistic approach ensures a curriculum specifically developed for dyslexic pupils where they can build self-esteem and confidence in a calm and supportive environment. The wide variety of subjects, hobbies, activities and games ensures that every pupil develops their potential. In addition the attention to detail in routines, diet and exercise contributes to pupils becoming mature, well-mannered, confident young people aware of community and world issues and able to move into our 6th Form or on to college, where they start the next phase of their education. Dec 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||Y|
|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|