The Village International Education Centre (VIE) is a special school. It is best described  as a 'generic special school' where we providing provision for a range of children with different needs, for example, we have children with quite profound / severe learning difficulties working towards life skills programme and we have children who have dyslexia or Autism working towards their ASDAN courses.

Teaching and learning at the Village International Education Centre (VIE)  is creative, relevant and enjoyable, ensuring that everyone learns and develops to their individual ability. Whenever possible we aim teach the children in an age appropriate context at a level suitable to their abilities,  remembering that the individual needs of our pupils come first.


In the Foundation Stage and Primary, children are taught in groups based in one of three key stages:

The Foundation Stage (Nursery to Year 1)
Key Stage 1 (Years 2 to 3)
Key Stage 2 (Years 4, 5 and 6)

Our Staff in Foundation Stage and Primary

All those involved in teaching and learning the Foundation Stage and Primary at the VIE (Teachers, Literacy Specialist, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Counselors, and Teaching Assistants) work together as a team to enhance the learning experience of all our children. We aim to ensure that everyone involved with the children has an active role in their educational experiences.

What We Offer:
Small class size.
We have no more than 6 students per class, each class has a Class Teacher and most classes have Teaching Assistants (TA). Some classes have more than one TA.

Foundation Stage and Primary Curriculum

The EYFS & Primary section at VIE offers academia & therapy services. Our curriculum at The VIE  is flexible, imaginative and age-appropraite. We aim to ensure equal opportunity for all our children, so that they gain key skills in an enjoyable and motivating way. Developing key skills and supporting children to generalise their learning is an important focus of our curriculum. We believe that developing the skills which enable our students to live and work as part of the community is essential, such as working with others, thinking skills and sensory awareness and perception. All children at The VIE in Foundation Stage and Primary will have an entitlement to the following:

  • Differentiated  Curriculum.
  • SEN Strategies: our school uses a range of strategies to enable students to access learning, for example “structured learning”, PECS and Team-Teaching, Therapy led.
  • Core Curriculum: Maths, English, Personal Social and Health education (PSHE), Physical education (PE) and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Foundation Curriculum: a topic based creative curriculum that includes aspects of Art, Design and Technology, Music, Dance, Drama, Science, History (who we are), Geography.
  • Living Skills Curriculum: helps to develop skills such as personal care, eating and social interaction.


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Middle & High School

The students of Middle School follow the English curriculum of key stages 1, 2 and 3.  Designed to get our students back into main stream schools, the statutory subjects that all pupils must study are art and design, design and technology, English, geography, history, information and communication technology, mathematics, music, physical education and science.  

Underpinning the work of the National Curriculum is the ASDAN programme.  VIE is an accredited ASDAN provider and we currently run programmes in PSHE, social skills, work right and numeracy and literacy.  

Mainly for our students in High School, ASDAN classes here at VIE are committed to providing young adults with practical and functional skills whilst still gaining nationally recognised qualifications.  In some cases and depending on the ability of the learner, students can progress through to the next stage known as the CoPE Award which is equivalent to UCAS points (UK university admission points) and recognised by many universities worldwide.

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VIE provides occupational therapy services for children with Autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Dyspraxia, Global Developmental Delays, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing Disorders, ADD, ADHD and many other developmental conditions and delays.

Occupational therapists (OT’s) are qualified to help people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

For more information on Therapy offered at VIE, please see the Assessments section.

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