SEN stands for Special Educational Needs. It refers to a diverse range of learning difficulties or additional needs that may affect the ability of a child or young person to learn. There are many types of SEN, but they include autism, dyslexia, ADHD and anxiety.
All Owl Tutors are qualified teachers and, as such, have at least some training and experience in working with students with SEN. Beyond that, we have a dedicated team of tutors who hold additional experience and qualifications in supporting children with SEN. Many of our SEN tutors have held the role of “SENCo” (SEN Coordinator) within a school, so have a thorough understanding of the challenges that students with SEN may face, and how best to work with them in achieving their goals.
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Our tutors specialise in providing one-to-one tuition and will tailor lessons and longer-term education plans to the needs of each individual student, including by addressing specific learning difficulties. Many of our tutors also have experience in working with students who are following an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), whether they remain in mainstream schooling or not.
If you suspect that your child may have special educational needs, it's important to consult with professionals, starting by speaking with their school teacher/s. The next step may be to speak with your GP who might suggest meeting with an educational psychologist. They can assess your child's needs and provide a diagnosis or recommendations for support. Our tutors are equipped to work with children who have already been identified as having SEN, and they can complement any interventions or support plans put in place.
Yes, our tutors can provide support within a mainstream school setting. They can work alongside teachers and other professionals to offer additional assistance, tailored strategies, and individualised attention to children with SEN. This can help bridge any gaps in learning, build confidence, and support their overall educational progress.
If you are interested in arranging tuition, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your child's specific needs and requirements.