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  • St Stephens Community Academy
    Roydon Road
    PL15 8HL
  • Head: Mr W Hermon
  • T 01566 772170
  • F 01566 773 872
  • E secretary@st-step…
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cornwall
  • Pupils: 241
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 16th January 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 17th November 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

The school has an Area Special Unit attached which takes up to 10 children from the surrounding area who have profound, complex or severe learning difficulties, some with associated additional sensory defects; highly praised by Ofsted and is recognised as a centre of excellence. It has a highly experienced teacher who leads a large team of ancillaries. There is a very high staff/pupil ratio reflecting the level of pupil need. The children are integrated into the mainstream school on a planned basis for some lessons or social experience, and mainstream children integrate in to the Area Special Unit as well. Within the class the children follow an individualised curriculum based around Equals and P levels and Portage and they attend from around age 4-11 years. The class has a large, well equipped sensory room and a therapy room extension. Some children go to a hydrotherapy pool, others swim with the mainstream children and some go riding. In addition they have trips out and links to the local community. We have support from visiting professionals including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech therapists to name a few. Some children use switches to access toys and the computers. PECS communication books are encouraged for non-speaking children. Makaton sign language is also used and taught throughout the school. In addition there are children in our mainstream with milder disabilities across the range of special needs supported with IEPs under the direction of the SENCO.

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
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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