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Perhaps you suspect your child has some kind of learning difficulty and want to discuss it with an expert. Your child may have a diagnosis of an SEN but you are finding it hard to get the help he needs. Perhaps you have years of experience of dealing with an SEN but your child needs to change schools and you don’t know where to start.

Our SEN team is headed by Bernadette John and includes five knowledgeable and experienced consultants who will understand the important questions you need to consider. You can read about all our consultants here: Who we are

How Can We Help?

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You will speak to one of our admin team - Shari, Amanda or Kathryn - who will listen sympathetically and efficiently to the reason for your call, consult with The Director of the Service and the Director of SEN and ensure you are allocated the best consultant for your particular concerns.

Over the twenty years The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants has been in existence we have helped children with many kinds of special need from dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia to ASD/ADHD/ADD, CP, Fragile X, CF, Prader-Willi Syndrome, MLD, speech and language difficulties, hearing, sight and mobility impairments, chronic illness and many more. We also have long and personal experience of children who are especially bright or especially talented and have a special advisor for Gifted and Talented children. We know very well that this is not always the easiest thing to handle!

We are only too aware that educational support is never handed out on a plate – it has to be battled over, fought for and, often, wept over. We put our experience, expertise and knowledge at your disposal and will endeavour to take as much stress as possible out of the search for the right school for your child. Our team takes on each child and each family as if they were friends – and many become so.

Our SEN services

SEN Telephone Consultation

Our Telephone Consultation offers you the opportunity to discuss your child’s situation  with an expert.

How Long and How Much?

You can book a call of 30 or 60 minutes. The fee for the 30 minute call is £140; the fee for the 60 minute call is £190. If you have reports you want your consultant to read before the call, we charge an additional £75. It is advisable to send these several days in advance of the call you book.


NB1 If you want recommendations of specific schools for your child, you will need to book a full service - see below.

NB2 We are happy to find an advisor to talk to you at any time and without prior notice if there is an immediate problem. But sometimes, it is better for you if your consultant has had time to prepare for your call and if you have had time between booking the call and the call itself. This will help you get the best possible practical, factual and knowledgeable advice and allow you to prepare for it with all your questions ready!

NB3 Many clients begin with the SEN Telephone Consultation and then book a full service – see below.

The Standard SEN Service –  Fee – £950

This service takes up to ten hours of your consultant’s time working with the support of the entire GSGEC team. The ten hours may be spread over days, weeks or months as needed. The service may include:

  • your initial consultation whether in person or by telephone/Skype/email.
  • research done on your behalf to identify appropriate schools according to your criteria
  • discussion and feedback after school visits and guidance on school choice

The Extended SEN Service Fee – £2,250

This service takes up to two and a half days of your consultant’s time working with the support of the entire GSGEC team.  The service may include:

  • everything comprised in the Standard SEN Service but is appropriate if more than one child is involved, if there is less than a year before a school place is needed, if your child is coming from an education system outside the UK, if you require more than one meeting, if there are additional factors eg the child’s first language is not English or if you wish to consider a wide geographic area. 

Either service may need extra hours to be added if, for example, many reports need to be read, experts consulted, availability of places ascertained. Additional hours* are charged at £150 per hour. Additional days* eg for accompanied school visits are charged at £500 per day. 

*NB Additional hours and additional days. If the advisor feels that these are indicated, you will be contacted by the administrator to let you know that these may be necessary. The consultant will estimate how much more time may be needed. No charge is made until you have agreed to go ahead.

NB2 We aim always to be sensitive to our clients’ needs and we are always flexible. It may be that the above arrangements are not appropriate for your family. We are always happy to devise a package to suit your family and circumstances.

Please feel able to call or email us to discuss any aspect of this service with absolutely no commitment beforehand.

Contact us at: or 0203 286 6824 or +44 203 286 6824 from overseas to speak to our administrator.

Your child – nothing matters more



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