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  • The Nicolson Institute
    Sandwick Road
    Stornoway
    Isle of Lewis
    HS1 2PN
  • T 01851 707000
  • F 01851 702645
  • E [email protected]
  • W nicolsoninstitute.org
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Eilean Siar
  • Pupils: 1028
  • Religion: Non-denominational

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Special Education Needs

The Nicolson Institute has had a special class for over twenty years. Currently it has a special class of 8 pupils who have moderate to severe learning difficulties. Each pupil has an individualised educational plan which takes into account their learning and social needs. The pupils in the special class have access to all subject areas in the school, taught by subject teachers and enjoy additional special programmes. These special programmes include social and lifeskills, therapies, residential stays and environmental studies. Our aim is to ensure full entitlement and access to pupils with SENs to high quality education so that they can reach their full potential.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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