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A calm and well organised primary school where children are allowed to be children, encouraged to play and have new experiences in a safe environment. The small class sizes and high staff to pupil ratios mean that children get individual attention. One parent has been delighted by the change in her child: 'Previously he was highly anxious about school and barely spoke of a morning. Now he is chatty and looks forward to his day. He is learning how to manage his anxieties and feels understood at school.'

 

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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 2005 and full approval from the DfES in June 2005.

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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 previously 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.

Entrance

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

If a child is out of school or their current school is not meeting their needs, the LA may recommend Westmorland. A...

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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
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
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
Not Applicable
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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