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Parents of girls and boys with SEN needs will rightly want their children to thrive and blossom in a mainstream environment, and with the support of our dedicated Greens department, we have seen many extraordinary stories over the years of those who have done just that. Specialist teachers and adaptive technology are utilised to bring the very best out of pupils for whom there is no stigma attached to receiving support, motivated by the twin heartbeat of KHS in academic rigour and Equipped to Flourish (ETF).

Kingham Hill School offers specialist support to a limited number of pupils per year group with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia or those who require extra support in specific subjects.

The programme includes the following with options for 2, 3 or 4 one to one lessons:

  • Personalised and bespoke focus
  • Adaptive Tech and weekly tasks to support learning and demonstrate improvement
  • Regular collaboration with classroom teachers In-class strategies shared across all staff
  • Opportunity to access Greens prep twice a week
  • Fortnightly update to parent/guardian from Greens to enable progress to be clearly monitored and information shared

The department is made up of three full time staff and one part time teacher. With all teachers qualified as learning support specialists, the environment is able to meet and support the individual pupil. All staff in Greens work closely with the wider teaching team and Heads of Departments to ensure correct support is given throughout the school. The department is fully resourced with computers and a wide range of teaching materials, which enables the highest quality of teaching and learning to be delivered.

"Kingham Hill School is located in a magnificent setting where old and new buildings blend organically together. Boarding Houses are not far away in the grounds. All of this provides a wonderful backdrop in which SEND pupils can learn both inside and outside the classroom. The school has a caring but purposeful feel. It is clearly a place where these pupils will be supported and encouraged, and taught to believe in themselves. They will also be stretched; the school is clearly aspirational for all pupils including those with SEND."

CReSTeD report

Head of Learning Support at Kingham Hill School

Mr Martin, Head of Greens

The School is a CReSTeD DU (Dyslexia Unit) registered school. Our most recent report can be accessed here.

Enabling pupils to become independent, excited learners whilst providing them with effective strategies to succeed is at the main purpose of the department. Seeing pupils flourish, supporting them to reach their potential whilst equipping them for the future, is a privilege that the Greens' team are able to play a small part in whilst the pupil is studying at Kingham Hill.

The summary is taken from a very pleasing report from a recent inspection conducted by CReSTeD of the school’s special needs provision in Autumn 2019:

The school have a cohesive and holistic approach to supporting SEND pupils in all aspects of their school life. There is no stigma attached to having extra support with The Greens.

Parents all spoke highly of the school and, in particular, its inclusive approach and time given by staff to achieve this. For many, this is what makes Kingham Hill School special. Their children were happy and some just love going to school. The school has dealt sensitively and successfully with those who have been school refusers and is good at dealing with anxious young people; there is a warm and nurturing approach.

Some parents spoke particularly highly of tutors and described the pastoral support as amazing. Pupils are accepted for who they are. The school more than meets the needs of their children, and parents were appreciative of the help received from The Greens staff.

Overall summary:

Kingham Hill School is located in a magnificent setting where old and new buildings blend organically together. Boarding Houses are not far away in the grounds. All of this provides a wonderful backdrop in which SEND pupils can learn both inside and outside the classroom. The school has a caring but purposeful feel. It is clearly a place where these pupils will be supported and encouraged, and taught to believe in themselves. They will also be stretched; the school is clearly aspirational for all pupils including those with SEND.

To discuss how we can best support your child, please feel free to contact Mr Martin, Head of the Greens department, by email.

Learning support at Kingham Hill School