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Gifted children are stretched, those who find the curriculum challenging are supported and all are nurtured and encouraged to fulfil their individual potential with exceptional value added across the many and varied activities on offer. The eclectic group of international pupils bring a diversity and richness to the school. We observed that international pupils, boys, girls and year groups seem to integrate well, demonstrated by the general mix kicking a football, playing tennis or relaxing at breaks. During a delicious lunch…

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Pupils at Wycliffe College enjoy life in a safe and secure countryside campus set over 52-acres on the outskirts of Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, just 90 minutes from London.The college successfully blends the traditional and the modern, not only with its striking architecture but also with its broad curriculum and forward-thinking ethos. It offers co-educational day, flexi and full boarding options and caters for pupils with a wide range of abilities from diverse backgrounds. Wycliffe is a pupil-centric environment where individuality is encouraged and respected. It fosters a pioneering spirit, developing independence of thought and deed in every pupil’s approach to learning and life. ...Read more

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Since 2015, Nick Gregory. Attended Ipswich School where own 'inspirational' father worked for 47 years, 28 as deputy headmaster. Graduated in French and Spanish from Nottingham, having spent time in Argentina fine-tuning language skills and pursuing twin passions for rugby and cricket. Not wanting to be ‘predictable’ and follow in father’s footsteps, accepted a job with Barclays where linguistic talents enabled him to return to Spain and qualify as a banker.

On reaching the milestone age of 30, he acknowledged he had ‘an itch he couldn’t scratch’ and, supported by wife Helen, abandoned banking for teaching. Spotting potential, Barnard Castle School engaged him while he completed a PGCE. Knowing leadership and management were the end goal, and to enhance credibility, his next post was at Merchant Taylors’ Northwood, followed by a...

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Wycliffe College is a CReSTeD accredited school (category DU), with a highly regarded Learning Support Department, delivering specialist support to dyslexic and dyspraxic students on an individual or small group basis. The Learning Support Department is located at the heart of the College's Advanced Learning Centre, with a suite of four rooms for individual and group tuition. The Department is well resourced, with a wide range of teaching materials and textbooks, as well as networked ICT facilities and specialist software. SEN at Wycliffe is very much a whole school issue. Our experience shows that students with dyslexia can and will achieve, if taught according to their learning preferences and strengths. The Learning Support Department aims to enable students to develop their skills to a secure level in order to emerge as confident, independent learners with a high sense of self-worth. To ensure this, we have set in place clear procedures to identify students with SpLDs - including dyslexia - at the earliest possible stage in their education, and to distribute detailed information and advice which informs all teaching of these pupils. Whilst some students need additional learning support within the department, others achieve with differentiation within the classroom. Close and continuous monitoring ensures that their needs are met. Staff are very aware of the needs of dyslexic pupils and are responsive to SEN advice. Staff consult the SEN Department very frequently, to ensure the students’ needs are met. Good use is made of SEN information in the planning of the curriculum, which has been adapted specifically to meet the needs of SEN pupils, for example in science, English and modern languages. Departmental Schemes of Work all include a Differentiation Policy. Although our main provision is for students with mild to moderate dyslexia and mild dyspraxia, we have supported children with mild Asperger's syndrome and one partially paralysed student. We have also provided for students with mild tic syndromes and epilepsy. Our SEN admission policy is to consider the needs of each child on an individual basis, and following this, determine whether the College can meet that child's needs, without prejudice to the needs of others.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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