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Staff like that they have a lot of freedom and ‘can adapt to meet needs and contexts’. For example, they recently had a guest speaker in on rainforests, after which the teacher designed a relevant project for year 4. Good use of tech – we observed students writing persuasive letters on iPads (found in every class above reception) and loving it. Impressive use of rhetorical devices and data to convince the reader. Classrooms are a mix of period rooms with high ceilings and huge bay windows, and more modern and purpose-built - also bright, airy and colourful. Plenty of...

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What the school says...

'Giving a flying start to the citizens of tomorrow'. Since The Froebelian School’s foundation in 1913, influenced by German educationalist, Friedrich Froebel, it has become one of the North’s leading educational success stories. Our academic results are outstanding, but the school offers much more than an excellent academic education: we firmly believe in laying solid foundations for a lifelong love of learning, to gain knowledge and skills and develop personal attributes, relevant to each and every child’s future. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2023, Anna Coulson. Educated at Teesside High School. Degree in French and travel from Newcastle University, followed by School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) at Northumbria. The very hands–on training appealed more than a traditional PGCE. Clearly it paid off, as she quickly worked her way to head at her first school, St Bede’s in Marske, a state primary near Middlesborough. Rapid ascent to National Leader of Education status, supporting schools around the country - and a spell as a Section 48 inspector - led to CEO of the Galileo Trust. Hated it, as it meant little or no contact with children. Set up her own consultancy firm and was approached by Lord Botham to support his educational work in the House of Lords and retains close links, through the Developing Future...

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Special Education Needs

We aim to be as inclusive as possible to a wide range of children, including those who are gifted (very able academically) and/or talented (for example, with particular musical flair). Our generous staff:pupil ratio allows for effective differentiation and targeted support in the classroom and our skilled practitioners use a wide range of techniques to sustain the learning and progress of each individual child. Currently, our main provision is for children with mild to moderate learning needs. A qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator works with teachers to help them adjust their teaching and learning techniques to meet the needs of all pupils. Where appropriate, we work with families to develop Individual Education Plans. Those children who might benefit from specific intervention are withdrawn from some lessons for individual support from the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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