Mild cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) and supportive secondary school

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nsa
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Mild cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) and supportive secondary school

Postby nsa » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:26 pm

Hello

I am hoping for some advice about secondary school choices for my daughter. I have a daughter with mild hemiplegia. She is meeting expectations at school and is capable but she can struggle as she is anxious, sensitive, lacks confidence and can easily feel overwhelmed. Although she is fun (and great company) and liked at school she doesn't have a lot of good friends.

We have a bit of time in hand yet (she is 9) but I already feel anxious about transition to secondary school. I think a gentler, smaller school would suit her better and they all look huge. I am trying to get an idea of our options at the moment.

Any advice about local secondary schools would be welcome, state or independent.  We live in Putney. I am hoping for somewhere that is genuinely supportive with SEN and has an understanding of how to support a child/young person with physical disability. 

Thank you

 
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Re: Mild cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) and supportive secondary school

Postby Wondering star » Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:24 pm

Did you get any helpful responses?
I am in a similar position but looking for an independent secondary school.
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Re: Mild cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) and supportive secondary school

Postby schoolquery » Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:30 am

Have you considered More House School, SW1? It's a small mainstream private girls' school with great pastoral care and very personalised teaching. Easily accessible from Putney or Between the Commons by tube or bus.
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Re: Mild cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) and supportive secondary school

Postby nsa » Tue Jan 03, 2023 3:13 pm

Hello

Thank you schoolquery, yes we have looked at More house and we have applied, the SENCO there seems really good.

Wondering star, no other responses I'm afraid. I may be able to advise more helpfully when we emerge from the process but still navigating it!  

Our experience has been that Independents haven't always welcomed an application because of our daughter's SEN even those with 'inclusive' admissions policies. One told not to proceed with the admissions process because she wouldn't get an offer, regardless of performance in the entrance exam. 
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Re: Mild cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) and supportive secondary school

Postby PippaH » Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:45 am

Hi,

I would look into the following schools:
Kingswood House in Epsom (Bus service)
More House
Melburry School
Belmont School, Surrey
Thames Christian College, Wandsworth
Manor House, Bookham
FeltonFleet, Cobham (until 13)
Ewell Castle

Good luck to you both x
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http://therocheschool.com
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Re: Mild cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) and supportive secondary school

Postby PippaH » Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:48 am

Mel ingle does educational searches etc
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Re: Mild cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) and supportive secondary school

Postby Feeling old » Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:58 am

Kew House School. A friend’s son has had a wonderful time there and has had amazing support
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