Special Educational Needs and Disability
A range of specialist provision is made available to pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in ISC schools.
SEND school search
To search for ISC schools offering provision for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) please use our SEND school search. There are a few ISC specialist schools that cater wholly or mainly for children with SEND. Over 1,250 of ISC’s mainstream schools currently cater for at least one child with SEND.
A range of specialist provision is made available to pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability in ISC schools including:
- Specialist support by educational psychologists
- Speech and language therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Individual and group learning support
- Out-of-hours support
- Access to alternative curriculum options
- Learning mentor support (behaviour)
- Specialised units for learning difficulties
Over 1,000 of ISC’s mainstream schools currently cater for children with SEND.
ISC schools have been recognised for their SEND provision by external authorities, including:
- British Dyslexic Association
- National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen)
- Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (CReSTeD)
- National Association for Able Children in Education (nace)
- Dyspraxia Foundation
SEND resource for parents:
ISC schools recognised for their SEND provision.
Pupils and Staff
- 84,000 pupils at our schools have special educational needs.
- 48,473 pupils are identified as having Specific Learning Difficulty (SPLD) and 3,670 pupils have statements of SEND or Educational Health and Care (EHC) Plans.
- Over 4,300 full-time equivalent SEND members of staff at ISC schools
SPLD is the most common SEND condition in ISC schools