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Education Services

Helping all the people we support to achieve their potential as learners

At Norwood, we have developed a wide range of education support services in response to the needs of children, young people and adults to support them in learning.

The descriptions below will introduce you to what is currently on offer. Have a browse to see if we offer what you're looking for. But if you can’t see what you want or need, please get in touch. We will do our best to meet your needs.

Early Years

Here at Norwood we aim to ensure that every child we support is given the opportunity to have the best start in life. We offer a wide range of services and provision for children aged 0 - 5 years and for their parents and carers.

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Jewish Studies

We want to ensure that all Jewish children, regardless of learning difficulties, are able to reach their full potential and have access to their Jewish heritage.

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Karten Centre

The Karten Centre offers a wide variety of courses in life skills for people with learning disabilities. Our courses, which include computer training and communications, combine activities in ways that make them fun and interesting in order to help learners reach their potential.

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Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists look at children’s ability to function and develop independently. We get involved when a child is unable to be appropriately independent in their everyday life. We work with them so that they can function at a level that is appropriate for their age and ability.

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Pears Special Resource Provision

The Pears Special Resource Provision (PSRP), established with Norwood’s support, is part of JCoSS (the Jewish Community Secondary School). It offers up to seven places per year for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) to be a part of a mainstream secondary school.

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Educational Psychology

Our educational psychologists work in a variety of ways, dealing with the difficulties and issues children and young people experience in education. Problems can include learning, development, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

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Special Education Support

This is the specialist support we offer to children and young people who are experiencing problems with the school curriculum. We also offer support to their parents and teachers. No matter what form these difficulties might take, we aim to provide appropriate support.

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Speech and Language Therapy

Our Speech and Language Therapists work with children and young people to help develop their speech, language and communication skills.

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Telephone: 020 8809 8809


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