SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY (SEND)
FUNDING MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR OUR COURSES - contact us
We work with schools, colleges and LEAs across the UK to offer SEND students opportunities to study I GCSE/A Level/ vocational Art, Design, Music and a full range of academic subjects ONLINE – students study from their own homes or a centre you may work with.
We understand the dilemma that parents, schools (SEND departments) and LEAs face in trying to find the best educational environment for children who, for whatever reason, struggle in mainstream education.
At Cambridge Online Education (COE) we provide opportunities for all students, their parents, schools and LEAs to collaborate with us in finding the appropriate educational solution for them. In consultation with our colleagues at various LEAs across the country, we often come across the following situations with children who:
- can't communicate with peers or teachers (ASD, Autism, Aspergers - low/high functioning)
At COE there is no necessity or requirement to communicate with peers. Teachers are fully qualified in teaching children with these challenges.
- have ME Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and can't attend regularly, high level of unauthorised absences
- have poor concentration – ADHD
- suffer from Bullying and intimidation issues
- Require a managed move
- Display Behavioural issues
A full curriculum is available in a safe, secure online environment; no lesson time is lost as all lessons are recorded and can be reviewed later at any time. The Flip Classroom model is one perfect example that is used.
- can't leave the house – Agoraphobic
- is school/college phobic - truancy issues/school refuser
All lessons are recorded and students can catch up from home or attend the online LIVE curriculum. Webinars on modules/units/assignments are regularly used, updated and ready to be accessed by the student.
- have social anxieties
A secure online environment with no pressure for social interaction. However, optional interaction is available for students who would like to collaborate with their peers but there is never a pressure to socialise.
- have low self-esteem
The student is able to build a portfolio of skills in parallel with knowledge acquisition, thus steadily becoming a confident, independent learner.
- have low confidence due to being a long way behind academically; low attainment
- have very low-level literacy and numeracy
Recorded and Live one-to-one lessons/tutorials; small group lessons.
- cannot access subjects at school because they are not offered in their school
GCSE, A-level, Art and Design foundation diplomas - many disciplines including Games design, Graphic design, Fashion design, Photography, Music and Music Technology, Business studies, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Instrumental/Vocal tuition graded courses/examinations at ABRSM and TCL, and Level 2 & 3 Vocational courses.
Can you complete the EHCP?
Yes, absolutely. We have completed many of these for LEAs around the country, including Surrey, Cornwall, Redbridge, Cambridge etc. Case studies available on request.
Is COE registered provider on Section 41 list?
No, because we would like to offer and run our courses the way we think works best for our students – Ofsted standards apply to conventional colleges and these are not always applicable to the online educational context – they could limit our educational offer. COE is registered with the UK’s register of learning providers under its parent company Artcoursework.com Ltd (UKLRP Provider 10033485) and is registered as a limited company at Companies house, Company number 06594953. In our experience most LEAs are happy to add us to EHC plans as the nominated education provider. However, occasionally they may add a local college or section 41 centre (perhaps to meet a child’s social needs) and we partner with them to provide our services.
Do SEND students pass your courses?
Yes, absolutely! However, no educational provider can guarantee a pass, particularly where the student has very individual learning needs. However, many SEND students do succeed. This is because COE students have the best, unlimited, one-to-one, bespoke and personalised tuition, in a secure online environment free from distractions and social pressures. At COE we do not give up on students and will continue to support them on their courses for as long as the LEA, parents and student feel it is appropriate.
What are the fees for COE courses?
All SEND courses are £2000
Why are the fees different on your websites?
This is because we offer many non-SEND courses to the general public. SEND courses require specialist teachers and bespoke pedagogies tailored to the child’s individual learning needs. We may be required to commit significant additional time completing official paperwork, and liaising continuously with professionals and parents.
How quickly can a student begin studying with COE?
We can enrol a student immediately upon receipt of a signed purchase order – we can invoice the LEA later.
Call our SEND Team FREE 0800 612 0439