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Queen Marys School

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The equestrian centre, at the end of the delightful Rhododendron Walk running beside a ha-ha, stream and wild flowers, is a relaxing world apart: horses (boarders and day girls can bring their own) peer over stall gates and the manager's dogs run around... Saturday morning school controversial, as not all parents and older girls feel it is worth coming in if it just amounts to two academic lessons and the Eucharist service, but ...

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A school of the Woodard Corporation

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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.


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Since 2015, Carole Cameron BA MA (education) PGCE NPQH FRGS ('ancient but young at heart'). Geography degree from Reading; also studied at Nottingham and the Open University. Various roles in state schools plus abroad, including the Cayman Islands; head of Highfield Prep, Harrogate; deputy head Queen Margaret's, York. Teaches PSHE and some English. Two adult daughters, educated in the Caribbean and at Queen Margaret's. Interests include travel, choral music and walking.

She took over in difficult circumstances involving a premature departure, and an interim year under the aegis of a previous much-loved head who returned from retirement, so has had to make her mark with care and flexibility. Her conventional suit, shoes and pearl necklace and courteous, unassuming manner accompany a steely commitment to raising standards of teaching, which she 'won't...

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Special Education Needs

Queen Mary's is a friendly, family school and the SfL (Support for Learning) Department sees itself as the hub of that environment. Any girl can visit us at any time during her school life here for whatever difficulty for as long - or short - a time as it takes to set her back on the rails. The most common difficulties are dyslexia, dyspraxia and Asperger's. The department has a literacy specialist, a numeracy specialist and an early years specialist and between us we cover most problems. We also run workshops for the whole school on study skills and revision techniques. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers 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 Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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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