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'Teachers love the curve ball question but some had lost their nerve, teaching only to pass an exam rather than exploring their subject,' says academic director. 'That is changing'. Dead Poets Society this isn't, there is still a generous nod to the syllabus and ticking boxes – plenty of routine revision, past papers, chalk and talk during our spring visit but our guides said they're treated to...

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St Edward's has introduced iGCSEs in core subjects, including maths, English, sciences and modern languages. We have also introduced the International Baccaulaureate. The School is a regional training centre for new teachers, and has worked with computer programmers in India to develop a customised academic registration and monitoring system that is now being pursued by other schools.

We continue to boast some of the best sport, art, music and drama in the country. We are still the well-rounded school people knew twenty-five years ago, but now we are also a beacon of academic excellence and innovation. St Edward's now has over a hundred academic scholars and exhibitioners, and has recently expanded its scholarship programme to recruit more of the academically able.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2011, Mr Stephen Jones MSc MLitt (50s), previously head of Dover College. Educated at both Hurstpierpoint and Lord Wandsworth Colleges. Erudite, a man of many degrees, went to Durham to read maths and physics but graduated with a rare first in philosophy, then read maths before embarking on research in philosophy of maths. Was an assistant housemaster at Cheltenham College, head of maths at Berkhamsted School and a social tutor at Radley before his appointment at Dover. Married to the delightful Katie, who has her own successful career in the church – no mean feat alongside being a headmaster's wife. They have three children, two of whom have flown the nest.

We're told he is a good sportsman, keen on staying in shape, enjoys fives and sailing and has...

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Special Education Needs

we have a small Learning Support department (staff of 2.5) providing 1:1 support for pupils with SpLD (mainly dyslexia and dyspraxia with some mild ADD). Pupils receive 1:1 tuition concentrating on literacy skills and study skills.

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]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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