Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||8 students / class|
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|Max. number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Children may be admitted at any time during the school year subject to the availability of places.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
LSE is a special education school.
|Learning support offered||
The staff of the Lighthouse school all have extensive experience of working with children with complex learning challenges and most also have specialist qualifications. In addition to the classroom staff, there are also support staff – a secretary and concierge – and a group of volunteers who support the children at lunchtime.
Many of the children require additional therapies from other experts and currently speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, sensory integration therapy and occupational therapy are given to students during the school day by English-speaking internationally qualified therapists.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
15:00 (Wednesdays 12:15)
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The Lighthouse Special Education school is the only international special school in The Netherlands. LSE offers individualised education to children aged 3-13 who are unable to cope in international mainstream education. The school provides a safe and structured learning environment for children with complex challenges.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Students at the Lighthouse School follow an individualised curriculum that provides a variety of learning opportunities specially planned for that student. A strong emphasis is placed on learning communication and social skills. Many of the students also need to learn how to cope in a school environment and how to learn in a school setting, including maintaining attention, listening to instructions in a group, completing tasks, working independently, coping with change. The teacher gives individual instructions or instructions in small groups and she/he also works with the whole group during circle time, in social studies and arts.