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  • The Beacon Folkestone
    Park Farm Road
    Folkestone
    Kent
    CT19 5DN
  • Head: Mr Neil Birch Bed Hons; Ma Ed; NLE
  • T 01303 847555
  • F 01303 251 185
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.thebeacon.kent.sch.uk
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 352
  • 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 27th June 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 22nd June 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

Highview is a community special school for pupils from four to seventeen years who have moderate to severe learning difficulties, some also have emotional and behavioural difficulties. All pupils have statements of special educational needs. Highview is part of the Folkestone Learning Group and offers an outreach service to schools in the area. The school has the Healthy Schools Award and the Kent Work Experience Award.

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