Special Education Needs (SEN) are learning difficulties or disabilities that can make it more difficult for a child to learn or access education like other children of a similar age. Examples of SEN include: Specific learning difficulties, behavioral, social or emotional difficulties, sensory and/or physical disabilities, communication needs, intellectual disabilities and medical or health conditions.
Greensteds is non-selective at entry because we believe that education empowers everyone, regardless of ability or past educational experience. Children with SEN require extra or different help from that given to other children of the same age to access the curriculum. This help is known as Learning Support provision and it enables these children to overcome barriers to learning quickly and easily whilst achieving their potential.
All pupils joining Greensteds will be screened for special education needs by the SEN Coordinator to test their ability to access the Greensteds Curriculum. Standardized tests are administered to be able to identify difficulties in language, spelling, phonics, comprehension, numeracy, visual and auditory memory and reasoning abilities.
Some of our SEN students follow a different curriculum which has a combination of IGCSE and other qualifications. There is significant support and monitoring from the Special Educational Needs Department throughout the 2-year course as it will still be demanding but at the right level.