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Special Educational Needs

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming Tim Francis, Educational Psychologist and Special Educational Needs advisor to The Old School, 47410 St Colomb de Lauzun on Friday 17th February.

Tim Francis worked as a teacher in inner London for ten years before qualifying as an educational psychologist in 1995. He started an independent practice in 2004 and opened the Dyslexia Centre in 2012.

Tim is a Charted Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as an educational psychologist, he is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a member of Division of Educational and Child Psychologists, and a member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice.

Tim is a regular guest on LBC radio, and has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC News, BBC Radio 5, Honey We're Killing the Kids, and has written in Every Child magazine.

Tim is available to support our students with specific learning difficulties, support and access arrangements (such as extra time in exams, scribe, word processor) which is available when evidenced in the form of a specialist report. Tim is qualified and experienced to be able to provide this service to families at The Old School.

Tim has extensive experience in the assessment of reading, writing, spelling, specific learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia, behaviour, anger management, ADD and ADHD, general learning difficulties, language delay and disorder, physical difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, and other disorders and syndromes.

Tim will be carrying out assessments during the morning and will then host our first one hour CPD workshop for professionals, to enable key staff at The Old School to undertake initial assessment; covering screening, support for classroom management, with a focus on behavioural requirements and special needs. This will be a valuable skills update which will allow us to extend our current educational services to families with children and young people who need extra support.

If you would like to know more about Tim's support partnership or have a question relating to special needs then please contact Joel Bailey directly, who will qualify all inquiries and potentially arrange time with Tim on his visit.

Tim will be making biannual visits to our school and will be available to support and provide reports, as and when they may be needed.





The Old School is a co educational international day school which has a division of professional experts in the field of special needs. This enables us to support young people and children throughout France.

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