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Laleham Gap School is a thriving, challenging and happy environment and it's one that works because all children, staff, governors, parents and carers play a major part in raising standards, aiming high and aspiring to achieve the best they can for our children.
Our priority is child health and wellbeing. We promote a strong Safeguarding culture in our school to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all.
The vision is clear - Laleham Gap School (Learn, Grow, Succeed) aspires to be the best school that it can be, so that all pupils have the tools to reach their full potential. We are focused on meeting the needs and interests of the individual child ensuring that progress is made in all areas, both socially and academically. This means we are accepting of all pupils from where they are and how they develop. Children are always at the heart of our decision making.
The intent of Laleham Gap School curriculum is to measure, celebrate and promote ways to maximise and realise the potential of our children. We will measure success by how well our children become successful adults.
We need to measure our success by measuring their success, at college and employment, not just exam results at 16. We support our children in becoming valued, contributors to society. We need to support their communication, social interaction and the ability to be successful, not just in Laleham Gap but in all the environments and settings that they encounter.
As you can see from the pictures on this website, we have a strong tradition of providing high quality education, leading to academic success for pupils aged between 4 and 16 years with Autism and specific language difficulties. All our children have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).
We promote high quality achievement and attainment by providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for each child, with an emphasis on child development, growth and academic skills. Wherever possible, our pupils are taught beyond the classroom, Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) opportunities are offered to our pupils widening pupils' educational experiences of the curriculum.
Usually there are 8-10 children in a class, led by an experienced and specialist teacher working with a team of skilled teaching assistants. Our teams are supported by in-house therapy staff.
Across the school, pupils make at least good progress, many are outstanding. Some Year 6 pupils will be able to take national tests (SAT's), at the end of Key Stage 2, with good results. Our secondary pupils go on to achieve excellent outcomes including a range of GCSE's, BTEC, vocational and functional skills qualifications. Pupils follow the National Curriculum, which is adapted to meet their additional and individual needs, offering them the best chance of success.
Improvements to our pastoral care continually enhance each child's personal and social development. We aim for all our children to feel secure and well equipped. When the time comes for children to leave Laleham Gap, we wish them all to be fully prepared to deal with life, and not just work, apprenticeships or further education.
This website aims to give you a taste of the school and to keep you all regularly updated on information regarding Laleham Gap School. This is for parents, pupils and professionals alike. Thank you for visiting this website. If you have suggestions for improving the content on this website, please feel free to contact us.
If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate in contacting us.