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SEN (Special educational needs):
Where a pupil has a long term learning difficulties it may be helpful to provide individual support. In this case an agreement is drawn up between the school and the parents setting out the exact provision of help for pupils who are unable to follow the normal curriculum. This is done following a meeting of the advisory group (teachers, parents, the Inspector if appropriate, and any specialists involved) and is dependent on the assessment provided in a full psychological report. SEN pupils can follow the mainstream curriculum and can be assessed with their class to see if the required standard has been reached. In such cases the pupil can be ‘promoted’ at the end of the school year. However, for some pupils the curriculum has to be radically adapted and ‘promotion’ becomes impossible. In such cases pupils can be allowed to continue to accompany their class and ‘progress’ through the school and a certificate can be issued stating the courses followed.
Complaints Board Decision in Pofantis case (ceiling of 8 SEN hours a week declared illegal) [pdf]
Almost one in four primary school boys in England has special educational needs (SEN), a government report finds
List of documents:
Concrete measures to be taken to reduce the costs pertaining to SEN children in the European Schools (03/2011) [pdf]
Measures to be taken to reduce the costs pertaining to SEN children in the European Schools [pdf]
Measures to be taken to reduce the costs pertaining to SEN children in the European Schools (Notes and observations of the ES’ lawyer (10/2010)[pdf]
Note for the attention of all Parents’ Associations of the European Schools (17/06/2010)[pdf]
Response to Mr. Scott – European Parliament Disability Support (07/07/2010) [pdf]