The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Department will have well-qualified, dedicated teachers working in designated areas throughout the College. Each working area will be resourced to meet the requirements of each pupil’s specific needs providing personalised intervention and support. The department will work in consultation with class or subject-specific teachers and will conduct assessments, where appropriate, to identify areas of specific need. Pupils will be monitored at regular intervals and progress will be fed back to pupils, parents and teachers.
Most of the intervention offered by the Special Educational Needs Department will be delivered either through in-class support, individual or in small group teaching. The pupils in these groups will usually be from the same year group and they will become very supportive of one another.
Referrals to the SEN Department will be submitted by either the pupil’s class/subject teacher or form tutor. The referrals will contain evidence of alternative strategies that have been implemented and the pupil’s potential additional need. Once a referral has been submitted, the SEN Department will gather further evidence and will carry out observations and standardised assessments. The level of support will be reflective of these outcomes.
In order to ensure that a child will be able to cope with the demands of the curriculum at Brighton College Bangkok, we will ask that parents disclose any difficulty/disability, additional need and/or a copy of a recent educational psychologist’s report on application, so that we are able to establish with confidence whether or not we can meet a child’s needs.
We very much want to ensure that any child will find Brighton College Bangkok to be an environment in which they can feel happy and secure, and in which they can flourish and succeed. Inevitably, this involves making judgements about a child’s potential and likely future progress, but we believe that these procedures enable us to make decisions with a high degree of confidence. Candidates must therefore pass the admissions assessment in the same manner as other candidates. Additional assessments conducted in the SEN department may also be requested at this time.