London Parents Forum

SEN specialist or strong SEN department?

10 May 2022, 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

How do you decide whether your child would be better off in a specialist school or in a school with an SEN department?

Topics the panel will discuss include:

  • About each school and its provision:
    • the kinds of students / needs 
    • the entry requirements 
    • the ages most pupils join
    • What post-school destinations do your pupils go on to?
  • understanding a child’s needs
    • By what age can we identify that our child has special educational needs?
    • Do we need to have had an educational psychologist report to apply?
    • Can we get Local Authority funding to support our child’s needs?
  • General qs
    • We don’t want our child to be defined by their education needs, is this easier in a specialist or mainstream school ?

This talk will be followed by a reception where you will be able to discuss the pathways that might best suit your child's needs. 

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Our Panel


Tanya Moran
Headteacher
Abingdon House School and College
Brian Martineau
Assistant Head (Co-curricular) & Head of Admissions
Royal Hospital School
Koen Claeys
Headmaster
The Moat School