Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Students at The British College of Gavà come from many different backgrounds. We are fortunate enough to boast a student body with a great breadth of cultural heritage. This range of cultural perspectives and experiences brought to the classroom by individual students and staff is to be respected and celebrated.

Students’ experiences and baselines vary greatly. To each and every student who joins us we are committed to giving the entitlement to education and opportunities to find their strengths.

Valuing diversity, we understand that each student is unique and has different learning needs. The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) department at BCG aims to support, through targeted and bespoke intervention, those students that have learning challenges and require intervention to address gaps in their learning to accelerate their progress. Some pupils are capable learners but may need support to access the curriculum at some point in their school lives. It may be a short-term or a more long-term support depending on their needs.

Differentiation is an integral part of our teaching practices. This involves utilizing collaborative and cooperative learning formats using various modes for exploring and presenting knowledge and understanding. However, in those cases where students require instruction beyond regular teaching practices, SEND support is provided. The student’s learning needs are considered on an individual basis and, when necessary, personalized support is provided by the SEND department.

Students requiring SEND support may display difficulties that act as a barrier to their learning and therefore may need particular teaching strategies to help them access the curriculum.

Effective support for a student with learning needs also relies upon the close and successful collaboration between home and school. Working in partnership with parents is essential. All families are invited to take an active role in their child’s progress and success. There are regular meetings to discuss support programmes at the school, as well as training and information sessions for a better understanding of the particular needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There is no one more important than parents in a child's life. Working in partnership with parents is vital for the student's success. Collaboration and engagement of parents with the school has been proven to be the most successful support a child can receive. 

We have an open-door policy so that parents can ask at any time for an appointment to discuss their child’s progress, in addition to scheduled parents’ evenings.

Parents considering BCG should discuss their child’s needs with Admissions and provide reports from psychologists, medical professionals or other suitably qualified professionals.