SEN Department


At Association, we believe every child matters and deserves every opportunity to succeed. We acknowledge that some children have educational needs, different learning styles and may require more support within the school setting. With the above in mind, we strive to include every child and give them a social and academic experience. The acronym SEN refers to Special Education Needs.


The Ghana National Inclusive Education Policy mandates that schools address the diverse learning needs of various categories of citizens in the Ghanaian education system under the universal design for learning and within a learner-friendly environment for all.

As an IB school, we implement the following ​standards​ to demonstrate our support for learning diversity.

A9. The school supports access for students to the IB programme(s) and philosophy.

B1:5. The school develops and implements policies and procedures that support the programmes.

B2:8. The school provides support for students with learning and or special educational needs and support for their teachers.

C1:6. Collaborative planning and reflection incorporate differentiation for student learning needs and styles.

C3:10. Teaching and learning differentiate instruction to meet student learning needs and styles. This is in line with our school vision which states that we prepare all our students as future leaders for ongoing opportunities and challenges the future will hold.

Special educational needs as defined here includes but is not limited to:

  • Learning difficulties
  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties
  • Medical conditions
  • Speech difficulties
  • Visual/aural impairments
  • Gifted and talented students

SEN Aims to:

  • Provide every child with access to education.
  • Fostering independence and equality among students
  • Supporting all students to excel by offering learning tailored to their needs
  • Equipping students with the skills to survive as adults


  1. Parents are obligated to inform the school of learning needs, in which case we will work with any health and educational documentation we receive while making our observations.
  2. An entry interview is conducted to assess the prospective student’s needs.
  3. An entrance examination is another way by which we seek to understand a prospective student’s needs.


Students can be referred by staff through the Learning Resources Centre referral form. The Continuous monitoring and referral of students who need support to the Learning Support Centre help ensure no child is left behind