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  • Shaftesbury School
    Salisbury Road
    Shaftesbury
    Dorset
    SP7 8ER
  • Head: Mr Mark Blackman Bsc (Hons) Cert Ed
  • T 01747 854498
  • F 01747 851208
  • E office@shaftesburyschool.co.uk
  • W www.shaftesburyschool.com
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Dorset
  • Pupils: 1073
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 17th May 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 17th May 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 9th June 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

We believe that all children with special educational needs should be offered full access to a broad balanced and relevant education. Our team of specialist staff coordinates educational provision for these students through the RAD. We recognise that parents hold key information and have knowledge and experience to contribute to the shared view of a child's needs and the best way of supporting them. Indeed the children themselves often have their own views of the kind of help they would like to make the most of their education. To this end we are keen to develop a partnership with parents to enable these students to achieve their full potential. All children on the register have an Individual Education Plan, providing the scaffolding to support their learning. By breaking down existing levels of attainment into finely graded steps and targets, we ensure that children experience success. We acknowledge their entitlement to share the same experiences that their peers enjoy. Whenever possible we do not withdraw children from the classroom situation. However there are times when, to maximise learning, we ask children to work in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. Where significant levels of need fall within the autistic spectrum, we have a small integration group that provides vulnerable students with a safe environment. During transition these students have access to core curriculum and a programme of desensitisation that allows this access to increase. Provision for children wtih special educational needs is a matter for the school as a whole and we have a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessing which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of children.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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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