Bespoke full-time home tuition programmes.
Families may choose to home-school their children for a number of reasons, at The Knightly Trust we focus on the following reasons:
- Special Educational Needs
- Problems at school
We believe it may be better for a child to receive tuition at home instead of being at school and a highly individualised home-tutoring programme can transform your child’s education. If a child is struggling due to special educational needs or bullying, then a period of specialised and carefully tailored one to one attention can often be the key to bringing them back up to speed and growing their confidence.
In the majority of cases, home-schooling is provided for a full academic year. Our bespoke education programmes ensure that all elements of a traditional school curriculum are catered for, and we have a 100% success rate following a home-schooling programme. Quite often, we find that it is the whole family – not just the child’s – life that is transformed.
Children with Autism, for instance,often require shorter lessons and untimed tests. Children with vision impairments need accommodations for reading, writing, and testing. Dyslexic students often benefit from visual aids, assistive technology, and books on tape. Homeschooling can incredibly beneficial for many special needs children. Parents who have been battling the school system for the most minor accommodations for their child feel like homeschooling is their last hope for getting their child the help they need.
Homeschooling Curriculum For Special Educational Needs
When we evaluate the curriculum for special educational needs, we make sure that it:
- Proceeds at the child/students own pace.
- Builds on existing reading, writing and math skills.
- Allows placement and progress for each child at independent levels for math and language arts.
- Encourages children to become active learners through exploration and discovery.
- Introduces new learning opportunities in a safe, supportive environment.
- Balances learning with fun!
We work as a team with you, our specialist tutors and Education Consultants to ensure that the academic programme delivered for your child meets the rigour expected of a well-rounded and enjoyable education with the main focus on their individual special educational needs.
Our programs an be funded by your Local Authority, Direct payments or privately.
Education Health and Care Plans
EHC plans began as a new initiative in September 2014 and which have replaced Statements of Special Educational Needs in England and Wales.
From now on there will be no ‘Statements’ and all new SEN plans will be EHC Plans. Existing statements will be converted to the new format by 2018 and most areas are prioritising upcoming school leavers for conversion. It is very important to have your child’s plan converted before they leave school because the old statement ceased to have force when the young person left school whereas the new EHC plan will in most cases continue as a legal requirement.
EHC plans can continue until a young person is 25 and will apply if they move to a further education college, training provider or other setting where they need continued support. The EHC Plan will stop if they enter employment, leave school and do nothing or if the local authority no longer feel the support provided is necessary. If it is lapsed, it can be restarted but this means having a new assessment so this situation is best avoided.
Unlike statements, there is no compulsory ‘careers transition plan’ as part of the new document.