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  • The Lioncare School
    87 Payne Avenue
    Hove
    East Sussex
    BN3 5HD
  • Head: Ms Sara Fletcher
  • T 01273 734164
  • F 01273 734129
  • E [email protected]
  • W lioncare.co.uk
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 6 to 16. Type of SEN provision: SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Brighton and Hove
  • Pupils: 11
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £46,644 pa
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

A sound education and learning should be rewarding, enjoyable and carefully structured if individuals are to reach their full potential. Children placed with The Lioncare Group have their learning needs carefully assessed on a regular basis and their personal education plans carefully implemented to ensure their best possible outcomes.

Attendance is positively encouraged and assisted where necessary, homework, internet access and extracurricular activity is fully supported, and effective open communication between parents / carers and education staff is valued and maintained at a high level.
Education and learning is a fundamental component in the life experience of a child, and in The Lioncare Group we view the processes of living-and-learning as being inextricably linked.

The children referred to The Lioncare Group commonly present with a wide range of complex emotional and educational needs. We have made huge investments of time, resources energy to ensure that they are offered the best possible opportunities to develop their true academic and educational potentials and navigate the obstacles that have coloured their previous experiences of education and learning. We are able to meet the emotional-educational needs of the children attending our school through the use of accurate assessment of educational needs at the referral stage followed by planning and securing the placement in an appropriate educational settings. We establish and maintain strong positive links with mainstream schools and colleges within the local area that are sensitive to and understanding of the needs of the children in our care, and with local specialist schools and colleges that are set-up to support children with learning difficulties. We provide on-going and consistent monitoring and pro-active support of the childs progress throughout their time with us.

The childrens achievements are recognised and applauded, and the children are given encouragement to take pride in their achievements. We ensure that regular dialogue is maintained with teachers, the child, and all relevant others to ensure that any learning or other difficulties a child is experiencing are identified at an early stage and that plans are made for dealing with them.

We are committed to supporting every child's education and have been consistently commended on this by relevant agencies and others. We place enormous importance on the ethos of creating an environment in which children and young people are 'living-to-learn and learning-to-live'.
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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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
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 Y
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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