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The classrooms tumble over with happy children – a lot of quite concentration was apparent, and the teachers, many of whom have been appointed since the present head arrived, seem calmly and gently immersed in the children and in what they were doing. There’s no escaping the fact that the school building is less than beautiful and there is no outdoor space. ‘I’d worried about that,’ admitted one parent, ‘but I’ve come to realise that the children are out of doors and exercising a good deal'...


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Since 2015 Mrs Vanessa Bingham (60s). Jolly, unpretentious, enthusiastic, Mrs Bingham radiates both calm and an uncomplicated delight in seeing children at peace with themselves and the world. After teacher training at St Mathias, she began her career as a primary teacher specialising in art, before being catapulted, very young, into an assortment of deputy Jobs and, soon after that, into her first headship. Her career had been spent mainly in state education and she’s headed an array of primaries in various parts of England as well as being principal of international schools in Hong Kong and China. Married with one grown-up son, she delights in her present role and has exactly the right kind of experience and fond detachment to help the school at a time of critical consolidation.


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Special Education Needs


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