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One curriculum area which is outstanding is computing. They have piloted a one iPad per child project and are now putting iMacs into every classroom. Any child who has achieved gold or better for 20 weeks becomes an ambassador. Children wear a school uniform with a blue sweatshirt but the ambassadors have a grey sweatshirt, and sit on a separate table

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What the school says...

A primary day school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Some pupils also have learning difficulties. Part of The Witherslack Group of schools. Achieved an excellent Ofsted report in March 2018 and full approval from the DfES in June 2005.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since 2007, Sue Asher, formerly deputy at Pontville, a secondary special school in Ormskirk for children with communication difficulties and related conditions, and prior to that, deputy at Westmorland. Originally a primary teacher, she has more than 20 years' experience in special education. Described by staff as being very much a people person, she is a visible presence in the corridors and classrooms. She arranges a loan scheme for pupils who can take a teddy home on a Friday and bring him back on Monday. Nurture is a crucial element of Westmorland provision.


Most pupils admitted to the school have autistic spectrum conditions; many have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

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Special Education Needs

A Primary day school for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. Some pupils also have learning difficulties. Part of The Witherslack Group of Schools. Achieved an excellent Ofsted report in March 2005 and full approval from the DfES in June 2005.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
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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