West Heath School A GSG School
- West Heath School
- Head: Mr J Nunns
- T 01732 460553
- F 01732 456734
- E email@example.com
- W www.westheathschool.com
- A special independent school for pupils aged 10-20 which is designated for SEMH (social, emotional and mental health difficulties) and caters for children with ASD, ADHD, mental health conditions, and those who have suffered bereavement, bullying, neglect and abuse.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 116
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: Day £52,500; Residential + £35,500 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Casting for the school play took an inventive turn when the part of narrator was given to a boy who didn’t speak. ‘This gave him licence to speak in a dame’s voice …It will be a school of last resort for many, often arriving with a hat trick of exclusions behind them, or with a label as a school refuser. But it won’t be a shoe-in …
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Principal & CEO
Since September 2016, James Nunns, who joined the school as vice principal in 2010 and became deputy principal in 2014. Prior to West Heath he worked for over 20 years with children with a variety special education needs, including social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and those with physical difficulties and complex medical needs. Away from West Heath he loves spending time with his wife and children and being as active as he can, which includes getting involved in his local community and church.
For most children here, education thus far has added to the insult of a traumatic life. ‘Getting them into a position where they want to learn is difficult.'
All children go to Heart (the Health, Education and Revitalising Therapy unit) on entry. They may stay...
Special Education Needs
Our school is an independent specialist school for day and residential youngsters 11 – 18 whose mainstream schooling has broken down. It is set in 32 acres of parkland on the edge of the historic town of Sevenoaks and accommodates students from all over the country. There are no more than 8 pupils in our classes and a team of Teacher Assistants & Care Staff complement the Specialist Teachers. Our children come here as a result of the trauma of abuse, horrendous bullying, bereavement or illness. Our one Aim – to rebuild damaged lives – is achieved by our specialised approach to education. We believe …… • In our youngsters until they can believe in themselves • Happy people make good learners • Change is possible, success is mandatory • Qualifications are a good amour in life • Shadows of the past must not be allowed to shade the future
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|