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Focus is on individual needs and personalised timetables, getting out and about in the community, boosting confidence, and getting ‘ready for life’. ‘My child has made so much progress since starting in the school; he is now verbal and although his language is still limited he can communicate much better,’ we were told by one mother. Music is big here and there’s a very successful choir – not only have they travelled to the Houses of Parliament to perform...

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Since 2009, Helen Glover. Previously deputy head at Ty Gwyn Special School, Cardiff for 10 years. Originally from South Wales, Helen decided to specialise early on in her education and took the special educational degree course at Caerleon College, Newport. After four years teaching in a mainstream primary school she went on to teach at special schools locally. Married with two sons, Helen also has a dog, Daisy, her ‘daughter’ and a bit of a star with pupils.

Parents told us, ‘The head teacher is very approachable and easy to talk to; she has an amazing rapport with the pupils.’ This we can most certainly vouch for, every single child we passed on our tour happily stopped for a chat. Other parents added, ‘She wants the best for all of her...

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Special Education Needs

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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