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Introducing our Head Teacher - Louise Reeks
For the last 20 years, Louise Reeks has supported children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). During this time, she has worked with some of the most incredible young people who have been able to share their insight into their challenges. This has enabled Louise to provide and direct a highly dynamic and responsive approach which benefits everyone and achieves positive outcomes.
Prior to taking the role as Head at Roehampton Gate School (formerly Priory Lodge), Louise worked with young people and staff as the Head Teacher for one of Priory’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) schools.
Louise joined the school in November 2019 with visions of delivering high level service to children and young people by offering bespoke approaches. Alongside her is a team of knowledgeable leaders and dedicated staff that are creative and dynamic at establishing a safe and nurturing environment, in which individuals are empowered to achieve their full potential.
Our autism approach
At Roehampton Gate School, we recognise the importance of putting autism at the centre of everything that we do. Now in 2022, we are emphasising our focus on strengths and differences, not deficits; and celebrating these. By focusing on each pupil’s aspirations and outcomes, our curriculum is specifically designed to meet the individual’s needs, so that they can overcome their barriers and build on their successes.
At the very heart of our 2022 autism approach is a strength based, socially inclusive community. Involving the young people, their families and school staff, enabling them to work together to empower individuals to reach their full potential. We know that by drawing on the strengths, knowledge, and expertise of our wider community, we will provide a better service and improve outcomes.
Over the last few years, we have refined our approaches to be inclusive of multiple differing models to ensure that we offer the right support to each individual. This allows us to adapt to meet the ever-changing needs of our children and young people and is based on five themes and priorities:
- To understand the individual with autism and enable them to have a voice.
- To develop positive and effective relationships across our community between all peers and staff.
- To create enabling environments that support inclusion.
- To drive effective implementation of plans to enhance and support academic learning, vocational skills, emotional well-being, and development of lifelong learning skills.
- To support with bespoke approaches for individual challenges that may present such as rigid thinking, linguistic (exp/rec) problems, anxiety and emotional regulation and sensory issues
Roehampton Gate School term dates
Please find below our term dates for 2023/24:
Achieving positive GCSE exam results
At Roehampton Gate School, we are really proud of the positive outcomes achieved by our students. In the last academic year, this includes:
- 100% achieved 9-1 in all subjects
- 67% achieved 9-4 in all subjects
- Ascentis Level 1 Progression Award achieved an 88% achievement rate
- 100% of Performing Arts Bronze Award students achieved
- Maths Functional Skills achieved a pass rate of 38% overall
- English Functional Skills achieved a pass rate of 28%
- 74% met or exceeded their predicted grade
Our latest Ofsted report
To read our latest Ofsted report, please click here
Keeping your child safe online
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