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Question for Dodros

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Sylviee, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Hi Dodros,
    Do you happen to know whether is an MFL entitlement for children in a special school and if so what it is, please?
  2. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    So far as I am aware, Sylviee, the National Curriculum core and foundation subject entitlement applies to special schools as well as mainstream schools unless the National Curriculum has been "disapplied" in part or whole in individual cases and for limited periods of time.
    The official document on "disapplication" is downloadable from the Department for Education site:
    If you're looking to defend special school students' entitlement to MFL, I recommend that you have a look at the European Commission report on MFL and SEN at
    It's full of good-news stories about MFL learners with SEN in mainstream and special schools. It has a particularly good quote somewhere about the greatest barrier for students with SEN to overcome being the low expectations of certain adults!

  3. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

  4. Thanks for the links! they are great! I am after the information as I am currently MFL coordinator at my special school. Thanks again!

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