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Inside, shining maroon tiled corridors, very London tube like, multiply the children’s voices at every change of lessons – it’s reassuringly loud and exuberant. Reception classes are housed in groovy-looking pods with an in and out space – fun, but quite compact, and perhaps a bit warm in summer – with so much vibrant work hanging from the ceilings, it’s like being inside a mobile.  Exciting to see a whole row of potter's wheels, and we were wowed by the impressive group of sculptures children had made by wrapping themselves in foil...

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Since 2012, Philip Ward BEd (50s). One of the first heads appointed to the Thomas’s group of London schools from outside of the Thomas family dynasty, in person Mr Ward is the very image of Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Grantham. Perhaps it’s his winning charm as head of the Clapham family, bonhomie, liberal sprinklings of the word ‘chap', not to mention the labrador behind his desk. Any similarity ends there, however, as we found him to be a highly astute, strategically minded leader. Very persuasive; anyone wishing to challenge his point of view could need some determination not to be swept along with him.

Educated at Reigate Grammar School, he read history and PE at Exeter University, thence straight to Uppingham where he became director of PE and...

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Special Education Needs

Thomas's Clapham celebrates neurodiversity and is aware that children have a range of learning differences. Depending on an individual child's particular needs, provision can include: - differentiated lessons and support - ongoing consultation with parents and pupils - developing and maintaining links with other mainstream and special schools - informing all teachers and support staff of the child's needs - helping the child develop appropriate practices for taking down and recording information eg using iPads with keyboards - providing access to speech and language therapy and occupational therapy/physiotherapy at school (paid for by parents)

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
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 Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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