The Good Schools Guide brings together the largest collection of data, information and advice about special educational needs of any organisation in the UK. It is authoritative, up-to-date and written from the inside – by parents for parents.
Many of the Good Schools Guide Education Consultants team are parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Click here for a list of our consultants and their specialisms.
While our SEN specialist consultants may not have personal experience of every educational need, they are vastly experienced and understand how hard it can be to get your child’s difficulties identified, acknowledged and then adequately supported. They understand the stresses of wrestling with local authorities, getting funding and finding the best possible school to give your child the opportunities he or she deserves. They have personal experience of taking local authorities to Tribunal, and attending school exclusion panels. They can tell you how to obtain specialist reports and can help you to decipher and use to your advantage those you have received. And they can help you to make the difficult decision about whether your child would be best placed in a mainstream or specialist school.
Our consultants are experienced in dyslexia, dyspraxia, speech and language problems, autistic spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD, learning difficulties, disability, mental health problems, behavioural disorders, post-adoption issues, school exclusions, global delay, sensory impairments, genetic conditions … you name it, we’ve helped clients with it.
Gifted and talented children also need additional support – we understand that too. You will find that our consultants understand what you are dealing with without the need for exhausting explanations. They also know the schools, understand the system and can lay their hands on all available information.
Bringing up children – whatever the rewards and pleasures – is never easy and no parents need the additional stresses of battling over a child’s SEN provision. Let us take the strain.
We offer a range of services to suit all families. Whether you are relocating five children from overseas or whether your first child is as yet unborn we can help and support you in making the right choice for your children’s education. Below are our most popular services. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
The Welcome Meeting is a face-to-face meeting with an expert education consultant. It is offered to clients who would like an introduction to the English education system in general, The Good Schools Guide, our services and all the different ways we can support you in your search for the best schools and, perhaps, a new home.
We have been very impressed with the Good Schools Guide. From our first contact with administrative team, it was clear that we were dealing with a professional organisation. They were very helpful finding the right package for our needs. Thereafter, their experienced consultant asked insightful questions and was able to understand our individual education needs almost immediately. Her knowledge of the local school environment and how best to navigate it have been invaluable. She has gone beyond the professional expectations we had of an education consultant. We have a very comforting sense of having found a partner in the…
While there is no such thing as the “perfect” school and a good school for one child will not be a good school for another, there is no question that UK schools have a deserved world-wide reputation for all-round excellence. The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants regularly help children to gain places at all the top schools in the country.
An education consultant is an independent consultant who helps parents / guardians decide on all aspects of their children's education. The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants has two education consultants specialising in Kent - Catriona Prest and Bernadette John.