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Choosing a school for SEN - on a visit

Article published 9th June 2008


Visiting schools for children with SENSpecial educational needs and their associated problems are as wide-ranging and individual as the child. If you decide to visit a school, allow at least half a day, longer if your child will be boarding or has more complex needs. Be prepared to visit a school on more than one occasion.


Be sure that your child will never be asked ‘Is this the best you can do?’

Ask to be put in contact with current and recent parents...and follow the tips below.


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