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Personal learning objectives founded on the NAS’s own approach, entitled MyProgress, are supported by an individualised curriculum with emphasis on social skills and independence, all set out on a visual timetable. In the summer an enterprise group sets up stall in St Albans market, selling farm produce, everything from vegetables to home made jam. ‘My favourite thing was shouting, Roll up! Roll Up! Come and get your vegetables!’

Structured teaching is provided by a visiting coach from Watford FC or Saracens Rugby Club, which lets the school use their facilities for sports day. Indoor golf is an option and swimming for years five and six. We spoke to the mum of one boy, ‘He hates sports’ she laughed... 

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Radlett Lodge School is a special independent school for girls and boys aged from 4 to 19 with ASD. Takes weekly boarders and offers weekend and holiday short breaks.

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Since September 2019, Geraldine Mendonça. Previously headteacher at Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children aged three to 16 and before that deputy head at Shaftesbury High School, Harrow. Other roles during her 25 year teaching reign include class teacher, ELKLAN tutor, early years SEND coordinator, advisory teacher for learning and behaviour support, inclusion manager and SEN coordinator for a junior school and key stage 3 coordinator for years 7, 8 and 9. As well as working with pupils with autism, she has worked with youngsters and adults with communication, learning, behavioural, medical, physical, sensory and emotional needs, as well as hearing and visual impairments.

A mum of three daughters, she says she ‘appreciate[s] the privileges of parenthood and how they are complemented by everyone we share our children’s journeys with’.


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Radlett Lodge School delivers high quality services to children with Autism and is committed to meeting their individual needs, allowing them to reach their full potential and lead a fulfilling life, in an environment in which they are treated with dignity and respect. Staff are highly motivated, enthusiastic and skilled, in working with children with Autism; and this is supported by a comprehensive training package that is in place for all Staff. The school believes in strong partnership with the parents and believe this relationship to be central to maximising learning and development of the child across all settings. The school curriculum is designed to be specific to the needs of children with Autism with a clear emphasis on communication, social and life skills. Opportunities are provided for pupils’ development through national curriculum subjects at the appropriate level for the child. The welcoming residential unit provides places for 13 children to board on a weekly basis and provides, a highly valued, respite care /short breaks service, to pupils both from within the school and externally, at weekends and during school holidays. The school operates an outreach service available to schools in nearby authorities. Dec 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
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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