SEN (Special Education Needs)

SEN (Special Education Needs)

Support for children with additional education needs

It is our aim at REPS that all children and young people with SEN or disabilities reach their full potential in school. They should also be supported to make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.

SEN education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students' individual differences and needs. This process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and the community than would be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education.

SEN could mean that a child or young person has:

  • learning difficulties - in acquiring basic skills in school
  • social, emotional or mental health difficulties - making friends or relating to adults or behaving properly in school
  • specific learning difficulty - with reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • sensory or physical needs - such as hearing impairment, visual impairment or physical difficulties which might affect them in school
  • communication problems - in expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • medical or health conditions - which may slow down a child’s or young person's progress and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education.

Our SEN department strives to:

  • Maintain a register of students with additional educational needs.
  • Gather information, assess and implement interventions, review and finalise.
  • Provide support to students to enable them to progress in acquiring skills to sustain personal educational development.
  • Provide in-class support to maintain progress.
  • Devise and implement strategies and systems to make learning more accessible for individuals.
  • Identify and understand any barriers students may have towards learning.
  • Provide a Profile Individualised learning plan (ILP) that is available to teaching staff and which provides key information to support teachers and students.
  • Have a clear Referral system for students who may require support.
  • Support teachers to manage and provide appropriate material for their students.
  • To run sessions to develop social skills.
  • To provide movement sessions to help students develop motor planning and coordination.
  • To provide emotional support to students who are experiencing difficulties, socially and emotionally.
  • To put workshops on to offer information or skills to help colleagues develop their understanding of children with additional needs.
  • To liaise with parents and provide information, support and ideas.

If you think your child may have special educational needs, please contact the relevant Heads of Department or the Admin office at (038) 030-801-3 or by email