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In specialist schools tailored curricula are delivered by highly trained teachers with access to equipment and resources designed specifically for SEN pupils and they are able to learn at his or her own pace.

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    Educational provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities

    Further guidance can be found in the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Code of Practice on ‘Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils – Auxiliary Aids Technical Guidance’: www.equalityhumanrights.com Although securing support for pupils with SEND via an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan (formerly a Statement) remains an enormous challenge for many families, the intention of legislation over recent years has...

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    Special educational needs provision in boarding schools

    This includes dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Problems associated with these conditions can lead to issues with schoolwork, personal organisation, relationships with adults, developing and maintaining friendships or sensory or physical needs. The Equality Act 2010 and its definition of disability has given pupils who have significant difficulty in reading and understanding the written word, as...

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    ‘Believe. Inspire, Succeed’

    Pupils require learning support in areas including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and dyspraxia. But by far the majority of our pupils are diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). However, we do not take severely autistic children or those officially designated as having emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD). Our approach is specific to each pupil and includes regular individual...

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    Specialist provision for pupils with dyslexia

    Many parents consider independent education to find the right support for their child. There are estimated to be 35,000 pupils with dyslexia in independent education. Families often come to St David’s College frustrated by the lack of support they’ve had in their current school and they are sometimes disillusioned by education entirely. But specialist schools like St David’s can offer...

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    What is CReSteD and how does it help boarding families?

    The main SpLD is dyslexia but there is a general recognition that dyslexia rarely exists in isolation – the latest research demonstrates a high level of co-occurrence with other difficulties. These include dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), as well as pragmatic and semantic language difficulties. The CReSTeD Council includes representatives from a wide area of SpLD provision including Dyslexia Action,...

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    Provision in the independent sector for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities

    The independent sector offers a range of choice not available within the maintained sector. Specialist Provision Schools (SPS) are approved for specific learning difficulties, with associated language difficulties, such as dyspraxia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dyslexia Specialist Provision Schools (DSP) are established primarily to teach pupils with dyslexia. There are also mainstream boarding schools with designated units or...

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