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Reading is taken seriously and a reading wall records numbers of books read by each boy during the term. For the group of pupils who reads the most, a huge bag of sweets awaits. Library is enticing: jam packed with adventure books and offset by jazzy mood lighting. Every Friday morning reception boys head for the forest school where they build dens, climb trees and jump in muddy puddles. Emphasis on impeccable manners: boys are expected to shake their teacher’s hand and look them in the eye as they say goodbye at the end of each day...

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Headmaster

Since 2009, Greg Evans BSc MA PGCE. Was director of studies at Sussex House for five years and at Kings House Richmond for nine years before that. Early 50s. Genuinely loves his job and lives for the school. ‘I always put the boys first. I keep their interests front and centre when making any decisions,’ he explains. Wife is Icelandic and they regularly escape to their place in Reykjavík. Teenage son and daughter. Self-confessed sports nut. Recently taken up spinning at the gym in an attempt to stay fit. Currently enjoying the challenge of learning the trumpet for first time. ‘I am not an empire builder but I like to think I have improved the place.’ Boys adore him; parents hold him in high esteem. An exceptionally dedicated head.

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Special Education Needs

At Tower House we have a SENCo who monitors boys requiring learning support. Boys are withdrawn mainly from English for their English support lessons. Boys receive support lessons before school or during timetabled slots. Support lessons are taught 1:1, or in small groups according to the boys' needs. The SENCo liaises closely with staff, parents and relevant outside agencies.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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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