Special Educational Needs (SEN)

What does SEND stand for?

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.

How can Owl Tutors support children with SEN?

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. 

You can view our SEN tutors here

What services do you offer for children with SEN?

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. 

How do I know if my child needs support for SEN?

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.

Can tutors provide support within a mainstream school setting?

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. 

Sam made a connection with my son immediately and was able to bring the best out of him. He was firm when necessary. He proved to be very empathic as well and understood my son's personality very quickly! I highly recommend Sam.
Holly is a wonderful warm tutor, always in good spirit. She is really helping my kids. Her teaching methods are excellent. She is approachable, flexible and kind. Most importantly she considers my suggestions and want to achieve goals set for the children. Other English tutors we have experienced in the past do not like to listen to the parents or consider any idea from the bill payer.
Holly was really approachable, the family of the student she helped were really positive about the sessions and she was extremely flexible when things needed to be rearranged.
Phil helped my daughter a lot to prepare for the Entrance Exam and he covered all the key topics with homework after each lessons, which really consolidated learning and he always gave constructive feedback.
Jeni has been an absolute gem and has instilled some confidence in my daughter in her sciences. She has set off to the best start for this term to the point where she loves sciences at school and has been able to consolidate her learnings.