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Sharper-elbowed families, step aside. Queenswood is all about kindness and support and it shows in every nuance of school life. ‘Comes from the top,’ pupils told us – ‘mutual respect and a culture of support is a given here.’ Drama facilities up there with the best – super contemporary theatre with two-person stage crew always hard at work. Made in Dagenham up next – there was a real buzz about it when we visited. Although sport is the jewel in Queenswood’s extracurricular crown – and doesn’t disappoint even the sporting elite – it’s no biggie if…

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Queenswood is an all-round school with an impressive academic track record; it has a reputation for excellence in Music, Drama, Dance, Art and Sport. The school is known for its exceptional pastoral care and happy, purposeful atmosphere. The ‘Queenswood Qualities’ of creativity and resourcefulness, courage and resilience, curiosity and reflectiveness underpin every aspect of the girls’ education. ...Read more

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Since 2016, Joanna Cameron BSc PGCE, previously deputy head at Ipswich High School. Educated at St Stephen’s College, Broadstairs, where she was a boarder from age 7 (pony in tow), followed by A levels at Moira House School, Eastbourne. Cherished school environment so much that initial thoughts of joining the RAF or the police were only fleeting – it simply had to be teaching. Degree in environmental science and PGCE with specialism in biology, both from St Mary’s College, University of Surrey. Cut teeth at St Mary’s, Wantage, where she became head of science, followed by a stint at St Gabriel’s, Newbury. Headship of an all-girls boarding school very much her comfort zone.

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Special Education Needs

We are proud of our strong SEND faculty, which is part of the Personalised Learning Department. It is our belief that all students should be catered for according to their individual needs. We are a fully inclusive school and pride ourselves on providing personalised provision for all students and recognise the importance to assess, identify and support students with SEND. The SEND team is based in the Personalised Learning Centre (PLC), which is a separate building in the centre of the campus. All staff are passionate about differentiating learning to ensure the needs of all students are met during lessons and where additional provision is required, our dedicated staff in the PLC offer extra support. Our experienced staff work with students both in and outside the classroom to aid students’ learning, give guidance and support students throughout their school experience. A large proportion of intervention takes the form of specific, small class-sized Learning Support lessons, supported by targeted literacy and numeracy intervention led by subject specific teachers. Students in Lower school are supported in a number of ways, including: · In class support in lessons · Small group intervention (on occasion’s one- to- one sessions) · Shared reading with older students acting as reading buddies and access to a post-16 PLC student ambassador/mentor · Intervention to support with spelling Students in Upper school are supported in a number of ways, including: · In class support in lessons · Support during study periods One to one sessions · Personalised curriculum where necessary · Assessing and arranging suitable examination access arrangements.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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