Choosing A School For SEN - On A Visit Subscribers Only


Visiting schools for children with SENSENs 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.


Getting Reading Right  - A Case Study
Leighton Primary School, Crewe has high levels of deprivation but low levels of SEN. Their aim is not just 'every child a reader' but to help all children discover the joy of reading...

Choosing A School: First Steps for SEN
Few things cause so much angst for parents as finding the right school for their child. Once offspring have been through the system most parents wise up to what’s really on...

Finding SEN Schools
  Finding schools that provide for particular educational or medical needs on this site...Choosing a school for any child can be difficult. When the child also has an SEN decisions...

Special Schools and Educational Provision - A Little Bit of History
  The special school v mainstream school debate  can be traced back to the Warnock Report of 1978. It coined the phrase special educational needs (SEN) and suggested 20%...

Why Choose A Special School?
  An average placement in an independent special school is likely to be twice as expensive as that in a maintained school.  But does more expensive equal better? What...

Inclusion And Mainstream Schooling
By attending a mainstream school the thought is that children with special educational needs and difficulties (SEND) are on an even footing with their peers. Yet, all too frequently,...

Choosing SEN provision
Ultimately what matters, is getting the most appropriate type of schooling at the right time and having a choice available. We highlight the features that make a school good for SEN...

Unit And Resourced Provision For SEN
  Bridging the divide? A greater understanding of special needs and improved resources means that, for many children, it is no longer a straight choice of being educated...

Choosing A School - High Level Support
  When it comes to choosing a specialist school beware of schools that offer all things to all people. What is the head’s attitude, and what are the children like? There...

School Admissions Policies - SEN
    If your child has a statement of SEN and you live in England, you can, on part 4 of the statement name the school you wish your child to attend. It can be a mainstream...

SEN Admission To UK Independent Schools
    When a child has known special needs, interview and assessment are the norm. This is to make sure school and child are a good match, and to consider any further...




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