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It is not unusual for every leaver to get into their first choice senior school – speaks volumes for the high academic standards at this small prep. Pupils are driven, and so are their parents. ‘You don’t have to be really bright to come here, but they do push them hard and expect them to put in the effort,’ said a parent. Teaching is flexible, practical and – hallelujah to this – it lives up to its promise of being…

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What the school says...

'Giving a flying start to the citizens of tomorrow', our motto, remains at the heart of what we provide for our pupils. We work closely with parents and carers to ensure that the crucial, early years of education and development are full of opportunity, stimulation and enjoyment. Froebelian pupils achieve exceptionally as individuals because we have an outstanding team of teachers and assistants, devoted to providing every pupil with the very best in preparatory education. ...Read more

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Headteacher

Since 2015, Catherine Dodds BEd PGCE Bretton Hall, University of Leeds (40s). Fell in love with teaching when she was a teaching assistant at Bradford Girls' Grammar – ‘I realised that lightbulb moment when something suddenly clicks with a child is actually pretty hard to beat.’ Started off as class teacher and English and drama coordinator at Silcoates Junior School, thence to Leeds Girls’ High School where she was promoted to deputy head designate; following merger with Leeds Grammar was one of three junior school deputy heads responsible for operations, assessment and reporting. Is relishing the autonomy of her first headship.

A Yorkshire lass, bubbly and straight talking – doesn’t beat around the bush. Very visible and a grafter – keeps the traffic flowing in the mornings and afternoons and teaches...

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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
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
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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