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EBSD schools

(7 Posts)
olivevoir58 Sat 02-Jul-11 18:34:38

Hi, I'm new here and hoping for some advice from you knowledgable people...
Anyone know about EBSD provision - state or independent in London or the home counties? I adopted my Dd from the care system aged nearly 8. She's now at the end of Y9. She is at risk of permanent exclusion and currently on a 10 day exclusion for intermittent but serious fighting incidents. She has an ADHD diagnosis but her main problem is her extreme anger because of her appalling early start. Academically she is bright enough (L6 in English and science, L5 in maths and just achieved a 'c' on her RE gcse mock). She doesn't have huge behaviour issues in class, in fact got a glowing school report. She's a bit like marmite - the teachers either love her or hate her. She is currently being assessed for a EBSD statement which I anticipate will be granted. But if she gets permanently excluded (which I anticipate by Christmas) where can she go? There appears to be nothing for EBSD girls who could cope with a reasonably academic rather than a vocational setting. I would prefer day school in (west) London, though would consider weekly boarding in the home counties.
Any thoughts gratefully received!

Thank you

olivevoir58 Sun 03-Jul-11 08:38:46

Anyone????? I'm beginning to think that it's as I feared, such a place doesn;t exist sad

A2363 Sun 03-Jul-11 08:45:42

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A2363 Sun 03-Jul-11 08:48:55

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AllieZ Sun 03-Jul-11 20:40:45

If she's ok academically and her problem is mainly anger and related issues then instead of looking for an esbd school can you not get her some counselling and then her problems could be sorted and she could go to a ms school?

changemeagain Mon 04-Jul-11 14:18:04

Have you looked at the New School at West Heath (Kent)? I've heard a bit about it and it sounds like it would meet her needs. You'd need a strong argument though for the LEA to fund a place, as this type of placement is expensive. Are you getting support from CAMHS or social services?

Other independent residential special schools are Swalcliffe Park (Banbury) and High Close (Wokingham).

Ian Mikardo School in London is very good for ESBD but not so great on academics (they have good vocational training though).

Other state schools you might want to look at are Melrose (Merton), Wandle Valley (Sutton), New Rush Hall (Redbridge so not near you but very good provision/therapy), Oakwood (Bexley - some ESBD but also some ASD so might not suit).

olivevoir58 Tue 05-Jul-11 13:59:51

Thank you - the list of schools is very helpful indeed!

Therapy for DD - don't get me started!

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