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We witnessed a studious biology lesson in the small lab, where a group of three were learning the function of enzymes in the digestive system, and at the same time sensed the aroma of freshly baked muffins wafting from the food tech kitchens, as if to test the theory. A few of the more restless boys had built themselves a tree house, and were allowed to structure their timetable round interludes of free time swinging among the branches. Generous staffing levels (more than 80 including the residential staff) and onsite OT, SLTs and educational psychologist ...

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Opened in 2007 to cater for children with Asperger's Syndrome and associated disorders. Full, weekly boarding and respite placements are provided for.

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Headteacher

Since 2018, Dan Goldstraw, BSC Hons PGCE, (late 40s). Enjoyed a previous life as a left-armed fast bowler, both pro, semi-pro and coach, before entering teaching via a degree at Cardiff University in geology and geophysics and a PGCE at Southampton. Worked as a geography teacher for eight years in inner city comprehensives in the Southampton area, as well as Pilgrim’s Prep school, Winchester. Left to take up a job with Hampshire ASD society, then as deputy head of the Priory’s Coxlease school, soon after promoted to head of joint Coxlease/Clayhill, covering a wide spectrum of social communication needs. Continues to play charity cricket matches and until recently to coach cricket for fun, ‘I’m a big arm’, he explains, ‘I used to be a tearaway quick bowler, but as headteacher, I couldn’t commit the...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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
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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