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Parents are an unusually energetic bunch - the school’s Parents' Association (SMSA) is possibly the most committed we have come across. Last year alone they raised an astonishing £61,000 ... We even got treated to one spectacular card trick by a pupil who said he loves the school because the teachers ‘let me do magic.’

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Head teacher

Since 2013, Geraldine Gallagher (40s), BEd Liverpool University. Was NQT in a ‘semi-rural’ primary school with a mixed catchment, then went inner city to work in a primary school in Hackney, an experience she called ‘very good although challenging at times.’ She left after a year to teach at St John Evangelist School in Islington where she worked her way up to becoming deputy head. Sixteen years later she was ready to embrace the demands of becoming a head and saw the post advertised for St Michael’s CofE: ‘I grew up in Islington so had heard of the school and it had always had a pretty good reputation, so decided to go for it.’

Focused, ‘I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was 14’, grounded, and knows the score....

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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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