SEN – Special Educational Needs

Does your child suffer from a learning disorder?

The ESK is taking care of children with special educational needs, which means children with a diagnosed syndrome like autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, behavioural, emotional problems etc.

Our SEN program aims to help students with a specific program, making the entire curriculum accessible to students experiencing difficulties


  • The support is flexible. It takes place within the class or individually and is tailored to suit the needs of the child. Small groups can be created.
  • Teacher specialists are involved in learning.
  • External specialists can also be involved.
  • Recommendations of the class and support teachers are discussed and further assistance may be requested.
  • Parents must request SEN-Support from the Director of the Primary school.
  • Assessment by a psychologist is required (renewable every two-years) and has to be made  in the language of the department issued.
  • An advisory committee discusses and decides whether a child is accepted to the SEN programme.
  • A binding contract for one year is completed and signed by the parents and school.
  • SEN may continue in the secondary school. All students that continue in the secondary level, need a current psychological test before the review in June, if they wish to continue on the SEN programme.
  • For a smooth transition the SEN-primary school teachers can continue the teaching in the secondary school.
In cases where the school is not able to provide the necessary educational support for a pupil, it can declare itself incompetent. The school is committed to assisting parents in the search for a proper educational environment.

The Sen-team at the European School:

Primary school: Mrs Ingrid Bayless and Mrs Carol Jones
Highschool: Mrs Sophie Chabanis-Davidson 

For more information, please contact Eleonor Kutzner or Pierre Brun, our Sen specialists at the PA: or visit the school website.