Chiltern Tutorial is a small school, established in September 1995, by Jane and Bruce Gaudie for children aged 7-11 years old, with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia & dyspraxia).
Jane Gaudie worked in main stream primary education and trained and taught with the Dyslexia Institute. The school developed as a small day school in their own home and grounds. On this site the school grew from three children to sixteen children. In 2001 the school moved to new facilities in Otterbourne. The school now has places for twenty four children and is registered with the Department for Education and Skills.
The aim of the school is to provide a happy, supportive and caring environment in which children who are not reaching their potential will be motivated to learn.
Children are provided with strategies to build up their self-esteem and to acquire essential skills in order to make a successful return to mainstream education.
At Chiltern School teaching methods are based on:* building on strengths; * multi-sensory methods; * valuing effort; * encouraging independence; * fostering self-esteem.
At Chiltern School we emphasise the importance of a holistic approach to learning encompassing the creative, emotional, moral, physical and intellectual potential of each child.
We believe that children working in small groups in a small school are able to feel secure and more self-confident, teachers and staff know their pupils as individuals and meet their learning needs.
The Curriculum. Children work at their own level and pace using structured and multi-sensory methods.
Literacy and numeracy are taught individually and in small groups. The proximity of the school to Winchester and the surrounding countryside means that history, geography and science topics can be brought to life by visits and outings.
Autumn 2008 saw the opening of two new classrooms for the school.