SEN Provision Private Schools Tunbridge Wells Area

(9 Posts)
katieskitchentable Mon 21-Dec-15 07:04:24

I was wondering if anyone has any experience of SEN provision in the private school sector in the Tunbridge Wells area.
I have 2 children with various SEN needs. My gut feeling is they would both benefit from the smaller class sizes in the private system. I am however concerned that some private schools may not be able to accommodate them and that they themselves may not be able to achieve the level of education expected.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks

Redlocks28 Thu 24-Dec-15 10:35:00

The only child I know at private school with SEN (so appreciate my knowledge in the private sector is small!) received very little in the way of support for him. The parents ended up having to pay the salary of a 1:1 TA to be with full time as the school wouldn't provide support. It was shocking but I'm hoping not all private schools are this bad!!

katieskitchentable Thu 24-Dec-15 11:24:42

Thank you for your response, I was wondering whether that would be the case.

eatyourveg Sat 26-Dec-15 13:39:06

Are you looking for primary or secondary?

katieskitchentable Tue 05-Jan-16 22:43:34

Sorry just seen your message, I am looking for primary, would appreciate any advice?

figureofspeech Wed 06-Jan-16 08:15:16

There are private SEN/ASC schools in the Kent area which would cater more for your dc.

www.bastonhouseschool.org.uk/

www.aprivateeducation.co.uk/choosing-school-for-children-with-sen.html

www.kentadvice.co.uk/individual-schools/special-schools.html

Hiddlesnake Mon 25-Jan-16 18:23:25

We're not in Kent, but East Sussex. Looking for DS1 (10) to go to a local private school from September. They want him to have a 1to1 INA at our expense, on top of fees. Currently quoting £1000 a week!

peapod66 Thu 31-Mar-16 13:40:36

Unless theres a 'hidden gem' out there I would say the above is fairly representative for most things other than mild dyslexia (from experience at primary level). Things do seem to be improving in provision generally though.

Heathfieldlollipop Fri 01-Apr-16 16:12:44

what kind of difficulties are we talking? Have you looked at Northease? We moved our son at year three to a more specialist environment as the private school he was in were wanting us to pay for a full time TA plus SALT on top of the fees. We ended up applying for an EHCP. He is fully funded now, which is just as well because his package equates to £50k a year, which we could never afford!!!!!!

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