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You wouldn't necessarily choose this school if you wanted a safe route or wanted to impose on your child, said one parent, but it really works if you trust your child to make their own choices and the school to nurture and empower them. Parents described it as ‘non-pushy but allows the child to pursue what they most want to do'. Despite the non-competitive ethos, successful sports teams that definitely punch above their weight for such a small school. Everyone is…

 

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Head

Since September 2020, Emma-Kate Henry, who was deputy head from 2009-2013, thence to lead Hampshire Collegiate School and d’Overbroeck’s in Oxford. Has experience in London comps, a selective single-sex independent, a city tech college and co-ed all-through independent school​s – a deliberate decision to experience a broad spectrum. Read English lit and African and Caribbean studies at Kent; PGCE from IoE. Went into teaching after a gap year teaching special needs in Jamaica proved more satisfying than an initial foray into IT recruitment in the City after first leaving university.

Likeable, chatty and we imagine quite a forceful personality – she’s going to get things done. Despite a tricky start with Covid restrictions and lockdowns, she’s already getting on with it. She understands the St Chris ethos and parents trust her because...

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Special Education Needs

Our strengths lie in supporting pupils with dyslexia and dyspraxia, though not severe. Occasionally we incorporate successfully a few pupils with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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