Norwich International School

Learning Supports

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Special Education Needs (SEN)

The aim of our provision of SEN support is to ensure all students have access to the curriculum, or a version of it tailored to their needs and abilities. Children have special educational needs if they have additional learning needs which calls for special educational provision to be made for them, an Education Adjustment Plan (EAP) is collaboratively created to support them. If necessary, Teaching Assistants may be allocated to work collaboratively with Homeroom and subject teachers to enable the students to succeed.
 
Any additional support above this for SEN students, which needs dedicated or specialist support, does incur fees which are additional to the Tuition fees.  For students entering the school who are assessed to be in need of some SEN provision, it is provided at a cost to the parents.

In-class, Small Group

Support is in the form of 3 classes per week whereby the SEN teacher supports a small group of students. Assistance is with explanations and instructions together with the supporting and the monitoring of the students.

Withdrawal, Small Group

Support is in the form of 3 classes per week whereby an SEN teacher will work with a small group of students on identified strategies to better access the curriculum.

In-class, One-to-One

Support is in the form of 3 classes per week whereby the SEN teacher supports an individual. Assistance is with explanations and instructions together with supporting and monitoring.

Withdrawal, One-to-One

Support is in the form of 3 classes per week whereby the SEN teacher will work with an individual student on specific identified strategies to better access the curriculum.

Is SEN compulsory?

As per our Student Admission Policy, for students who are assessed to need it, Yes.

It is vital that students who need extra assistance in being able to access the curriculum, manage their behaviour or receive supplemental support beyond the curriculum are provided this support if they are to succeed at NIS. Therefore, it is a requirement that if a student is identified as needing SEN that they receive this support while they need it.

How is SEN need determined?

Teachers or parents may refer students for assessment by the SEN staff where there may be some concern over access to the curriculum or with behavioural issues.

Students may already have an existing Individual Education Plan (IEP), which is then reviewed by the SEN staff. (All IEPs are monitored and regularly reviewed, ongoing strategies are recommended to the teachers to better assist the students).

An IEP may be produced for a student after initial referral.

Students may already have an existing Educational Psychologist Report, which identifies specific learning issues and provides staff with recommended strategies to best support the student. An IEP would then be developed to best implement these strategies.

A student may be required to visit an Educational Psychologist in order to have a report produced.

What if there is SEN and ELS support needed?

Both of these additional provisions are extra on top of standard tuition, as such they are each charged separately.

How much does SEN support cost?

Parents are charged for SEN provision at a rate determined by the Board of Governors. The rates are included in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision document, which is updated annually.

How will these additional fees be charged?

The additional fees for SEN will be labelled as Additional Tuition Fee (SEN) on invoices.