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Special Education Support

Specialist support for children and young people who have problems with the school curriculum


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What is special educational support?

There are many reasons why a child or young person may struggle with the school curriculum. The difficulties they experience may be:

  • Educational
  • Behavioural
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Environmental.
     

Who do we support?

  • Children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in nursery, primary or secondary school or further education
  • Their parents and carers
  • Staff in mainstream schools.
     

What types of support do we offer?

We support schools to identify where each student’s difficulties lie and to make adjustments to the curriculum to meet the student’s needs. However much support takes place at school, some children’s and young people’s needs are more significant and may require additional specialist support.

Our specialist teachers work with children and young people both individually and in small groups. They advise Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), monitoring and supporting them. They devise individual programmes and work collaboratively with class teachers and other professionals. They also lead INSET days in schools.

Our specialist teachers support students in the core curriculum subjects of numeracy and literacy. They also support them with social skills and Jewish studies (Kodesh).

 

Binoh

Binoh provides specialist, multi-disciplinary, professional support to children with additional and/or special education needs. We work with the under-fives as well as with school-age children. All our teachers have qualifications and experience in special educational needs (SEN).

For children already at school, we want to enable them to remain there. Our aim is to meet their individual needs and:

  • Enhance their learning
  • Improve their self-esteem
  • Allow them to shine.

We work with children in their own schools or at one of the special education units in our family centres. After assessing a child individually and consulting with parents, family members, carers and teachers, we are able to develop a programme of support.

Binoh also supports schools, professionals and families. Services include consultations, INSET (in service training for school staff) and mentoring.

Our services

Individual teaching

Supporting students, primarily with any numeracy and literacy difficulties. We do this either in their schools or at our centres in Stamford Hill and Hendon.

Primary and Secondary Mainstream Pupil Support Units

These are based in our family centres in Hendon and Hackney. They support the individual needs of students of all ages in a small group setting. Our aim is:

  • To maintain and support the student’s school placement
  • For those currently out of school, we prepare them to reintegrate into school.

We have separate groups for boys and girls at primary and secondary levels and students attend between one and four sessions each week. 

Transition programme

This offers an alternative programme or an additional qualification for year 12 and 13 students. Its focus is preparation for life, work and independence. The programme includes:

  • Work experience
  • Social skills
  • Functional skills
  • Accredited BTEC qualification/s from Entry level 3 – Level 3, depending on ability.

Apprenticeship programmes

These provide sheltered employment for young people and support them in attaining a further qualification (an NVQ where possible). The aim is to help make full employment a viable option.

In service training

In service training for teachers and LSAs on a range of topics.

Supporting and monitoring LSAs

Supporting and monitoring LSAs in association with the Hackney Learning Trust Contract.

Training/workshops

We organise a range of professional development courses for teachers, LSAs and teaching seminaries.

Early years advisory service

This supports early years settings, offering help with curriculum planning and with early identification of children with special educational needs.

Teaching services
 

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Contact us now:

Telephone: 020 8809 8809

Email: info@norwood.org.uk


Since my son joined Binoh, he has developed a love for learning. In fact he enjoys it so much he didn't even feel like he was learning at all!

Parent of a child using Binoh


Binoh has changed my child from one who was really unhappy to one who can’t wait to go to school in the morning. Mendi attends Binoh twice a week, getting help with basic subjects such as English and Maths, and participating in creative activities too. Most of all, he receives encouragement.

Parent of a child using Binoh

Family Centres


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We have three Children & Family Centres within the M25.

Each centre offers a wide range of services and facilities so we can offer the best support to as many families as possible.

Find out more about our centres:

The Somers Children & Family Centre, North London

The Kennedy Leigh Family Centre, North West London

The Norwood Centre, North East London & Essex