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This is a school for all types of children; not by any means a hothouse but it has ambition and expectation. Like the town, the school seems down to earth and unpretentious but is quietly confident, as it should be. There are big changes afoot: the diamond structure is being jettisoned and the senior schools are transitioning to become a single co-ed school. As well as normal changes and restructuring, the head has had to firefight and bring unhappy parents along with him, which by and large he seems to have done. The impression we got was that parents trust the school and are happy with it and the changes afoot…

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What the school says...

Stamford Junior School nurtures the academic and social growth of its children, whilst enriching them with values which emphasise community and responsibility. The School is a caring environment in which the children feel safe and happy, and look forward to returning to each day. Stamford Junior School is one of three schools that make up the Stamford Endowed Schools. Pupils normally move to either Stamford School (Boys) or Stamford High School (Girls) at the age of eleven. ...Read more

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Since 2021, Matthew O’Reilly. Studied German and politics at Newcastle with plans to either work for the EU or become a lawyer; teaching was not on the radar. After university and spending a year working in Germany he then went to Japan to teach English mainly online to adults and children. After two years the teaching bug had bitten, but back in the UK he quickly realised he did not enjoy teaching languages at secondary level: ‘It was more about behaviour management than teaching.’ Germany beckoned again where he spent two years in Cologne interpreting and translating, often at board meetings where he learnt a lot about the corporate world and culture. And then it was time to return home and study for his PGCE at Cambridge as a mature student. He started teaching...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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