Learning Support

Special Educational Needs

At Elmhurst Ballet School, we are committed to providing high-quality education and support to all of our students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our school is proud to offer a wide range of provision for students with SEND to help them achieve their full potential.

Our SEND provision is designed to be inclusive, aiming to identify any learning difficulties early on and provide effective support and adjustments to meet the individual needs of each student. We collaborate with colleagues across all areas of school (academic, artistic and boarding) as well as with parents/carers to develop a tailored plan for each student, focusing on their strengths and needs.

We provide a range of support to meet the specific needs of each student, including:

•          Individualised instruction and support in academic subjects

•          Small group instruction and support

•          Co-teaching and collaboration with classroom teachers

•          Exam Access Arrangement assessment and implementation

•          Support with specialist and assistive technology

•          Support with social and emotional needs.

We also work closely with external agencies such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, and Occupational Therapists to ensure that our students receive the most appropriate support.

We believe that all students should have equal access to education and we are committed to ensuring that our SEND provision meets the highest standards. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's academic progress or learning needs, please don't hesitate to reach out to our department. We look forward to working with you and your child to support their learning and success.

English as an Additional Language

If English isn’t your first language, a specialist teacher will work with you independently, to help you to improve your English skills. You will still join usual academic lessons, following the same curriculum as your classmates.


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