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Celebrating the success of our young people at Samuel Rhodes School

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Panathalon Football London Regional Plate Young people from our multi-sports programme at Samuel Rhodes School won the Panathalon Football London Regional Plate as representatives of the Borough of Islington. Panathalon provides a structure for SLD (severe learning difficulties) football with more opportunities and matches for all. Teams from 16 London Boroughs across two age groups… Read more »

Sports in a special educational needs setting: Yasir’s story

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What are ‘special educational needs’? Special educational needs (SEN) can be defined as the fact that some people have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. This can include behavioural or social conditions, difficulty with reading and writing or understanding things and concentrating, and physical needs or impairments. What does a Greenhouse Sports… Read more »

Look out for two Greenhouse participants on Albert Square!

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Brothers Tom and Alfie from Highshore School in south east London have been cast in EastEnders. Producers wanted to cast a young person with additional needs to be part of the show, and after meeting with a number of pupils, Tom and Alfie were deemed perfect for the roles! Tom and Alfie are participants on… Read more »

Participant from Samuel Rhodes Secondary has football year to remember

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The hard work and dedication of fifteen year-old Greenhouse Sports participant Tinashe paid off this year, as he was named Special School Athlete of the Year for the London Borough of Islington. Tinashe is a young person with moderate learning difficulties who participates on the Greenhouse Sports programme at Samuel Rhodes Secondary. A dedicated football… Read more »

Louis takes to the water with our inclusive swim club

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(Written by Louis Gilbert – Greenhouse Sports Coach Core Support Officer) Last Saturday, Volunteer Coordinator Kate Arthur and I volunteered at the Greenhouse Sports swim club in Hammersmith. I knew very little about the format of the club, despite encouraging our Coach Core Apprentices to help out there if they got the chance, so I… Read more »

In focus: Phoenix Secondary School

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We have been running a multisports programme at Phoenix Secondary School in Tower Hamlets since 2011. The school aims to offer a positive, life-enhancing education for young people with severe language and communication difficulties whose needs lie within the within the autistic spectrum. By providing opportunities for Social, Thinking, Emotional and Physical (STEP) development, Greenhouse… Read more »

Coach Gabe: “Healthy eating is a skill that needs to be developed”

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At the special educational needs school where I work in Swiss Cottage, we run a Health and Fitness module within PE for two of the older class groups to help promote a healthy lifestyle in and out of school. Exercise is a big part of the learning experience, including dance, aerobics and gym work. . Through links… Read more »

Bringing young people from mainstream and SEN schools together

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In May 2015, the Greenhouse Sports SEN team put on an Inclusive Holiday Programme involving both mainstream and special educational needs (SEN) participants – the first of its kind for Greenhouse Sports. The event was truly inclusive, providing activities that encouraged all participants to interact and play together. The SEN and Impact teams worked together to… Read more »

Our approach and Special Educational Needs

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By Ajay Sharma – Head of SEN Programmes We run ten special educational needs (SEN) programmes across London. SEN can be defined as children who have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn – for example: behavioural and social (e.g. difficulty making friends and interacting with others); reading and writing (e.g. . dyslexia), understanding (e.g. Autistic… Read more »

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