Special School Admission

Children and adolescents with special educational needs are to go to school in the state of Brandenburg together with other children near their place of residence. Pupils who cannot receive sufficient support in joint teaching or whose parents wish to attend a support school or support class shall be admitted to a special educational support school at the request of the parents, the school management or the pupil (after the age of 14). The State School Board decides on the appropriate place of learning on the basis of the educational recommendation of the funding committee, taking into account the parents' wishes. The rules of the identification procedure apply accordingly if the pupil attends or wishes to attend a free-school support school or special educational support in joint teaching at substitute schools in all funding areas as well as in the case of special educational support needs in autistic behaviour. In their pedagogical work, support schools are geared to the individual needs of the pupils. In accordance with the recommendations for special education support set out by the Conference of Ministers of Education (KMK), a breakdown is carried out according to special pedagogical support priorities: "Learning" "Language" "emotional and social development" "spiritual development" "Listen" "physical and motor development" "Seeing" Schools for the sick Schools with a special pedagogical focus on "spiritual development" are all-day schools and divided into learning levels. Schools with a special pedagogical focus on "learning" can comprise grades 1 to 10 and are geared to the special needs of pupils with significant impairments in school learning. Both types of school each have their own course of education, which leads to the completion of the respective school form. Schools with the special pedagogical focus on "language" and "emotional and social development" comprise grades 1 to 6 and usually lead the course of primary school. They are intended to enable pupils to make the transition to general school as early as possible. Children with the special pedagogical focus "Language" can also teach in special circumstances in grades 1 and 2, which are attached to primary schools. Schools with the special pedagogical focus "Hören" (Wilhelm-von-Türk-Schule in Potsdam) and "Sehen" (Brandenburg School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Königs Wusterhausen) comprise grades 1 to 10 and lead the courses of primary and secondary school. Pupils with a special pedagogical focus on "physical and motor development", who cannot be supported in joint teaching or whose parents wish to attend the support school, can attend a special education school with the special pedagogical focus "physical and motor development". The school for the sick is located in the Asklepius specialist clinic in Brandenburg an der Havel. If there is no permanent school offer in a clinic, students receive home lessons during the clinic stay.

Decision of the State School Board in the form of a decision on the special educational needs identified in the context of a special pedagogical identification procedure and an assignment of learning location to a support school .


In the manual for the implementation of the special educational identification procedure, the procedure and the necessary forms are laid down in a binding manner. You can see this handout at the school, in the special educational support and counselling centres and on the education server Berlin-Brandenburg

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Preconditions
A completed special pedagogical identification procedure, in which a corresponding special educational need for support was identified.
If admission to a support school is to take place, an application for a declaration, amendment or termination of the special educational needs must first be submitted to the regionally competent state school board. The State School Board commissions the competent Special Educational Support and Advisory Centre to carry out the identification procedure. The determination procedure is carried out by a funding committee and is usually divided into 1. the basic determination of special educational needs (level I) and 2. the promotion diagnostic learning observation (level III). The funding committee then draws up an education recommendation. As a result, the State School Board decides, taking into account the parents' wishes, on the basis of the educational recommendation of the funding committee after the implementation of level I or level II whether and which special educational needs are available. If this is the case, the State School Board will decide on the 1. the place of learning, 2. the grade, 3. the framework curriculum to be applied; 4. the funding content and 5. where necessary, whether compensation for disadvantages is to be granted. With the decision of the State School Board, the pupil is admitted to the school and the school relationship is justified.

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Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

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Last update or date of publication
09.06.2020