Manor Mead School
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Special school

Laleham Road
TW17 8EL
2 - 11
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

Manor Mead is an average size special school, catering for pupils with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties. Many pupils have specific additional difficulties, such as autism and physical disability. Pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 are placed in classes according to their main learning difficulty. There are four classes for pupils with severe learning difficulties, two for those with very complex difficulties and two for pupils with autism. Each class in the early years provision has in it children who together span the whole range of learning needs for which the school caters. The school federated with Walton Leigh, a local secondary special school, in October 2014. A single governing body is responsible for the two schools. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or are in the process of having an education, health and care plan developed. Almost two thirds of the pupils are boys. Pupils represent a very wide range of ethnic backgrounds, with White British forming the largest group. The school receives pupil premium funding for a quarter of its pupils, which is around the national average. Pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for children who are looked after. Only one child is looked after by the local authority. The school also receives additional funding for primary school physical education and sport. Almost a third of pupils are children in the early years provision. All Nursery children attend part time, for two or three days each week. Children in Reception attend full time. There was a significant change in the school’s leadership in July 2014 when one of the two assistant headteachers retired and was not replaced. Instead, middle leaders took on additional responsibilities. This was seen as a temporary arrangement because the headteacher was intending to retire and so it was known that more permanent changes would be likely at that time. She is leaving at Easter 2015 and the headteacher of the federated school has been appointed executive headteacher of the two schools from the beginning of the summer term. The remaining assistant headteacher has been appointed head of school (primary) with effect from the same date. Groups of pupils do not attend any other schools for any part of their education. Some individual pupils get the opportunity to work alongside mainstream pupils in local schools for part of the week. The school receives termly visits from the local authority’s overview partner. The health service funds the physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists who work in the school.

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