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An Independent Day and Boarding School for boys with additional needs.

Led by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Mr Sharpe, the Learning Support Department at Slindon College offers a wide range of support for special educational needs. Mr Sharpe (BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, QTS, ESOL L5, SpLD L5) has over 10 years of experience supporting pupils with special educational needs, in both mainstream and specialist settings, in the state and independent sectors. He specialises in engaging and meeting the needs of ambivalent learners, as well as stretching and challenging pupils with additional needs to achieve their full potential. Mr Sharpe was Slindon College's Assistant SENCo, under Mrs Vlahodimou, from 2018 till January 2023 when he took up his current post as SENCo. 

The College has the skills, experience and resources to provide a comprehensive support package, tailored to the individual needs of each pupil delivered by way of a holistic approach.

Specific Learning Difficulties Slindon College supports

Slindon College supports a wide range of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including:

  • Literacy difficulties such as Dyslexia 
  • Numeracy difficulties such as Dyscalculia
  • Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 
  • Dyspraxia

Pupils may be screened on entry to assess their specific difficulties and, where required, enter a Learning Support or Therapy programme of interventions. 

A listing of the College's Learning Support Staff and Teachers can be found here.

Crested Accreditation

Private School with CReSTeD registered Learning Support Centre.

Slindon College is categorised as a Learning Support Centre (LSC) with CReSTeD (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexics) accreditation. CReSTeD, supported by the British Dyslexia Association, acknowledges schools for the quality and provision of support for dyslexic pupils. Our LSC status means we provide specialist tuition, on a small group or individual basis, according to need.  

Local Authority

Slindon College is an approved provider for a number of local authorities including West Sussex, Hampshire, Brighton & Hove, Surrey and some London borough local authorities such as Croydon, Hackney and Slough.

Ministry of Defence Accreditation

Slindon College is registered on the Accredited Schools Database with the Ministry of Defence.

NASEN Membership

The National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) is a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.