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A small, intimate, highly structured and extremely traditional girls’ prep in a stunning modern setting that gets children of a broad range of ability to reach their full potential, without too much pressure. If anything, there’s over-use of pink, but this very much sets the mood of the school, which parents repeatedly refer to as turning out ‘very well-mannered young ladies.’ Its emphasis on the arts and play, alongside academic learning, means it’s not for the tiger parent and its preciousness, emphasis on authority and very high expectations around manners means it’s probably not for…

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Since 2008, Mrs Christine Smith BA Cert Ed RSH (SpLD) (50s). Previously at Lochinver Prep in Potter’s Bar, where she is now governor. Originally taught home economics and textiles at Edmonton County School, which she left to bring up her two daughters. Subsequently returned to teach deaf children, later becoming director of studies at Lochinver and setting up their learning support unit. When her children left home, she wanted a new challenge and ‘fell in love’ with Sarum Hall the moment she visited. Believes she’s known for being kind, fair, calm, trustworthy, experienced and well connected in the educational world and, on the whole, parents agree, adding that she’s ‘lovely’, ‘nice,’ ‘always smiling’ and a ‘great listener.’ ‘Whether it’s staff, food or sports day, if you have something to suggest, she’ll seriously consider it,’...

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Special Education Needs

It is Sarum Hall's policy to meet the individual needs of all their pupils. The school works in partnership with parents at all stages as they have a vital role to play in supporting their child's education. Strong pastoral care and support is given to everyone to ensure that they build a strong sense of self-esteem and feel valued members of the school community. Each child has access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, whatever their special educational needs, in order that they may reach their full potential. The school identifies, assesses and makes provision for these children at the earliest opportunity. Nov 09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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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