SEN – What We Offer You

At Ellern Mede Schools we understand that children and young people suffering from an eating disorder, other related conditions, or any other form of special educational need, may experience challenges in mainstream learning environments. For example:

  1. Difficulty concentrating
  2. Difficulty in group-oriented education sessions
  3. Lethargy due to illness
  4. Other difficulties in joining groups

Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Consultants work with the family, the young person and their usual place of education, to assess ways to make learning more effective. We review the existing learning approach and help plan and implement new teaching aids and methods.

In the very near future, we plan to open another 50-place school in the greater London area which we will make available to pupils aged 11 to 18, who have EHCPs linked to a wide range of needs, such as Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH); high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder; (ASD);School phobia or complex multi-faceted conditions such as anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Individualised Teaching and Exam settings

We individualise teaching. How we do this involves observation, information gathering and meetings with families and professionals.We arrange bespoke examination settings.

Speak to us about support packages for your child’s complex needs. We can do the Needs Assessment for an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) as well as Annual Reviews. A valuable aspect for the child of having an EHCP is that this plan will remain in place as long as it is considered to be needed, sometimes until the young person turns 25.

When to talk to us about a possible admission

Don’t hesitate to talk to us about your situation if your child is experiencing difficulties that are causing disruption to their education because we can either help, or give you advice on where to turn.

Perhaps your child will just benefit from a gentler and more individually focused approach to therapeutic education than they are currently receiving. We would like to see what we can offer. Ellern Mede School has the benefit of not only expert teaching but a full multidisciplinary team of mental health clinicians to work with.

We help you make funding applications to the relevant local authority if that is a possibility. Alternatives include private arrangements where the family funds the education.

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