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The arts – particularly music and drama – form a central part of life. Very popular plays – ‘a big deal’ for both children and parents – are put on in the school’s own theatre by all year groups.  There is enthusiasm all round about games, both competitive and recreational. Happy, eager children look you straight in the eye and teachers appear to...

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What the school says...

Our aim at Thomas's Fulham is to provide a broad, balanced, stimulating curriculum which focuses on enjoyment, learning and individual achievement simultaneously, allowing each child to be fulfilled and achieve his or her best. We recognise and develop pupils' strengths and identify and support weaknesses.

'The School is primarily described as rounded, sociable, energetic and sporty. The emphasis on kindness and the inclusive nature of music, drama and sporting activities are highly valued by parents and promote a positive 'have a go' attitude.' Summary comment from parent survey carried out by RSAcademics in 2011. ...Read more

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Headmistress

Since 2005, Annette Dobson (opened the school). A low-key dresser with a laugh that reaches her eyes, we found her very engaging. Wanted to be a teacher from the get-go – studied geography and education at Homerton College, Cambridge. After a spell at North Bridge House, she crossed London to Thomas’s Clapham, heading up the lower school, collecting a postgraduate degree and completing a study in phonics. Also a governor at Lambrook School.

More aware than ever of the need to keep abreast of the numerous practical and technological changes in her world. Keeps her feet firmly in the playground by maintaining a close, personal involvement with each child – parents say she ‘really cares’. On Monday mornings she stands by the door and shakes them all by the hand, modelling...

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Special Education Needs

All children are screened for possible learning issues annually from Year 1. Extra input from Occuational Therapists, Dyslexia therapists and the like is then offered. Teaching Assistants are used to support children in class when necessary. If appropriate Individual Education Plans are operated.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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
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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