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The Brighton vibe – trendy, liberal and well-educated, produces an exceptional staff team – felt to be a huge asset. Approach is infinitely variable, depending on interests of pupil – trying to ‘get into their world and follow their lead,’ says parent. Known for creativity – felt by parents to be very strong. Radio broadcasts taking off – developing links with local hospital station. Music standards also high, helped by multi-talented staff and – currently - Foo Fighters tribute band ...

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Since 2017, Simon Charleton. Spoke on the phone as he was recovering (at record speed seemingly) from a hip operation. (‘Get bored quickly so couldn’t sit around’.) Currently not desperately well known but given the excellence of staff communications with parents, felt not to matter. Reportedly friendly, doing a good job and promoting openness. ‘A lovely man, very caring.’ Runs all the way through senior management team, says parent. ‘The caring ethos is top to bottom - it’s a great place for young people to be.’

Originally wanted to be a professional footballer, realisation that wasn’t going to happen ‘part of growing up – so had to take things more seriously.’ (He’s a long-term Brighton and Hove Albion season ticket holder).

Started career in education as a geography...

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Special Education Needs

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
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
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 Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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