The Royal Belfast Academical Institution

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

SEN provision in RBAI is housed in our Pastoral Hub – an area where pupils with additional educational needs receive individual learning support.

We conduct a range of assessments, then design IEPs (Individual Education Plans) for those pupils on the SEN register. As a result, pupils with Dyslexia, ASD, Dyspraxia, etc., can benefit from our withdrawal support, so that their challenges are addressed on a one-to-one or small group basis.


Tailored support is provided for those taking external examinations such as GCSE and GCE A level, and who have been assessed by Specialist Assessors, in accordance with JCQ regulations. Our SEN department provides trained scribes, prompters, readers etc., according to the needs of the boy.


Upon recommendation from teachers, our SEN team members can provide other specialist intervention, including reading groups, writing skills sessions and lessons on revision/study techniques.


The school liaises with external agencies including Educational Psychology, Autism Intervention and Education Authority’s Visual and Hearing Impairment service.

We create Transition Plans for pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs in Yeargroups 10, 12 and 14. This is carried out in consultation with parents/guardians, E.A.’s Transition Service and the Careers Service, to support each boy’s decision-making process at key stages in his school career.

Language support is provided for Newcomer children.

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Scouts DoE Year 13 Gold Expedition
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School DofE Gold Assessment
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School DofE Silver Assessment
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School DofE Bronze Group 2 Assessment
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