Just pondering the future...Schools and Special Needs...

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Just pondering the future...Schools and Special Needs...

Post by Cozdragon »

Hi Folks,

It's just a little germ of an idea at the moment...but I'm throwing it out to those of you that live there / know the place.

For the past 20 years I've been involved in education in the UK. I've had various teaching posts, but special needs pupils have always been the life blood of what I've done. I have Post Grad Cert in SEN and a Masters in Leadership in Education, set up a class from scratch for pupils with autism and currently work for the county supporting schools to manage pupils with a huge range of special needs and behaviour issues - so I'm not going into this blindly...I know what I'm doing.

The question is this. I know that Special needs is a thorny issue at the best of times, but would there be a place for a school that was tailored quite specifically towards pupils who didn't "fit the norm" either because they have difficulties with learning / behaviour? I know there are children out there that I could make the difference for, but would parents out there feel there was more stigma attached to having a child attend a specialised type of school or just general relief that someone was going to understand their child and help them to achieve all they could?

Realistically I'd be looking at Hurghada - it's a place I know fairly well and love, and the only places advertising SEN schools seem to be in Cairo. Any thoughts comments or ideas would be really welcome...


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Helping at the orphanage.

Post by Wellheld »

Are you looking at this to provide an income or as something to do? There is an orphanage in Hurghada that would appreciate your skills. They are involved with teaching and training orphans and disabled ( deaf and dumb) children to enable them to earn a living, constructive help would always be welcome I think.
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