Queen Elizabeth High School A GSG School
- Queen Elizabeth High School
Whetstone Bridge Road
- Head: Mr Andy Byers
- T 01434 610300
- F 01434 610320
- E admin@queenelizab…thumberland.sch.uk
- W www.qehs.net
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 13 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Northumberland
- Pupils: 1,266
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Some schools are all about the window-dressing, this one isn’t. In fact window-dressing is something on which it could do better, but that may well be a funding issue and therefore low on the priority list. Crucially, it would appear to be getting all the important things right: results very good and rising, if offers plenty of sport, art, music and other activities all wrapped up with high quality care and teaching – 'exemplary,' in fact, say parents.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Head of school
Since 2012, Andy Byers BA PGCE, late 40s. Deputy head here since 2003, now as head of school he oversees the day-to-day management, responsible for outcomes, pastoral care and behaviour, and is also the main point of contact for most current and prospective parents. His subject is economics, though doesn’t currently teach; he commutes daily from his home in Newcastle. A Jarrow man by birth, he has two children and is a season-ticket holder at Newcastle Utd. Interestingly, his family history with the school dates back to the 1940s when his mother was treated here for TB in its previous incarnation as a sanatorium. Plenty of energy, but no showboating; he and his team run a tight ship here and together they have seen the school make huge improvements during the last...
Special Education Needs
Inclusion is high on our agenda. We have a deputy head in overall charge supported by a SENCO who leads a team of teachers and classroom assistants. There is an in-house behaviour support unit, learning mentor in each year in main school and a youth service based in school. Support is individualised but there are also groups such as an xl club and a garden group. ASDAN awards are offered as well as qualifications in literacy and numeracy. Provision extends to adults through the Gatehouse, a basic skills and open learning centre. THe Hexham Partnership has a leading aspect award for training of classroom assistants. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|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|
|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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