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Compensatory Education

The role of the Compensatory Education (CompEd) Department at Chetham’s is to support students who have any learning differences. The Department works with two distinct groups of students; those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and those for whom English is a Second or Additional Language (E2L/EAL). The Compensatory Education team is led by Mrs Barbara Owen.

English as a Second or Additional Language

The Compensatory Education team work with students to assess their English language ability, to support them in developing grammatical and communication skills, and to support staff and students in overcoming differences in understanding arising from linguistic or cultural divides. Students are offered support to prepare for the International English Language Test System (IELTS) which is usually a requirement for university or conservatoire entrance.

Find out more about studying at Chetham’s as an international student.

Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

Students are offered support according to their individual needs. This may include individual lessons, in-class support, study skill support sessions, or help to modify learning materials and liaise with outside agencies.

For more information on Compensatory Education provision, you may meet Mrs Owen at every Open Day or Contact Us.