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At break there was no sign here of lost souls as children are ready to make friends with their peers, together in groups of four, five and six, with a number of staff present, unobtrusively modelling inclusive play. Autism is the norm here – one parent reports her child saying, ‘I’m no longer the odd one out’...

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A specialist SEN school for children with high functioning autism.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive Head Teacher

Since 2016, Lisa Camilleri BA QTS PGDip autism, PGCert educational leadership; twenty years’ autism experience, previously deputy principal at NAS Radlett Lodge School. As a primary teacher for three years Camilleri saw autistic pupils struggling in mainstream education which led to contact with the autism outreach service and, impressed by what she saw, to working with them teaching in a primary school for autism for four years. Living locally, she passed the Holmewood School without knowing it to be an autism school until, sharing professional experience, she arrived for a meeting only to be asked whether she was applying for the head’s job - applications closing that day. Six months after her joining, the school became part of the Cavendish Group for ‘neurodiverse and cognitively-able learners’, which Camilleri equates to being within...

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Special Education Needs

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 Y
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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