Headteacher’s Welcome

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At Limpsfield Grange we believe that “together we make a difference.”

Our students have difficulties with communication and interaction, and many of our students have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) including Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism.

Our students benefit from the breadth of the full mainstream curriculum, but due to the anxiety arising from their sensory, social and communication difficulties are unable to manage a mainstream school environment.

Girls at Limpsfield Grange access a structured environment and high levels of targeted intervention and differentiation throughout the school day. Our students are working broadly at age related levels of attainment, and we anticipate that they will gain a range of GCSEs at the end of Year 11.

Our aim is for all of our students to become happy, healthy, empowered and included adults, who participate in, and contribute towards society. To enable our students to be happy and active citizens we have created a curriculum underpinned by our four areas for development:

  • Wellbeing
  • Achievement
  • Communication
  • Independence

The areas of wellbeing, achievement, communication and independence (WACI areas) present the greatest barriers to learning and success for students at Limpsfield Grange. These are the areas that we seek to address in all that we do.

Our community is underpinned by the Limpsfield Grange values:

At Limpsfield Grange we believe in working together to make a difference.

We are a tolerant community; we accept value and understand others.

We care for all members of our community without judgement.

We are responsible for our own learning, behaviour and actions.

We accept that sometimes things go wrong. We work together to take responsibility for our mistakes and for putting things right.

We are a respectful community and we treat others as we would like to be treated, even if they have different views and opinions to our own.

We understand that good behaviour helps us to prepare for life beyond Limpsfield Grange.

We are positive and resilient. We celebrate difference in everything that we do.

We are all proud to be part of the Limpsfield Grange community.

 

We at Limpsfield Grange also believe that we have a part to play in educating wider society about female autism. You may have seen our ITV documentary “Girls with Autism” or have read “M is for Autism” or “M in the Middle” the novels written by our students about their autistic experiences. We are passionate about raising awareness of female autism.

We are commissioned to provide secondary autism outreach in east Surrey. For more details see the Outreach section of our website.

We are always pleased to hear from people who are interested in our work, and encourage people to contact us if they would like to find out more.

We look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes

Sarah Wild Headteacher