Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
From time to time children may need extra help and support if they are experiencing difficulties in a particular curriculum area or displaying certain behaviours that may need addressing before they can progress further.
At St George’s we are proud to have developed a holistic approach over the years. When assessing if a child needs support, we take into account the whole child and explore the child’s social, emotional and mental wellbeing first. It is important to us that the child has a voice and can freely express themselves. We hold weekly nurture groups, carried out by our nurture and well being team member (Ali Green). Nurture groups are a safe and trusted place where children can go to help them develop themselves further. From building on their self esteem to developing their social skills, the nurture groups are a start to help support the emotional and mental well being of our children at St Georges. We believe in order for children to learn successfully and to become the best that they can be, all their initial needs need to be met.
At St George’s we are extremely proud of our learning support team. We have an excellent team of TAs across the school and nursery, each with their own individual and specific skills to offer. When a child requires support to progress their learning, regular interventions take place with our skilled members of staff, guided by the class teachers. Interventions include precision teaching (little and often learning sessions), individualised learning schemes, based on the suggestions of an outside agency (Speech and Language, Educational Psychologist) and planned learning sessions by the class teacher.
For Further information on how we support children with SEND, please read our SEND policy.
You can find lots of questions and answers in our SEND Information Report which may help you understand St George’s process in supporting all our children.
Our SEND coordinator is Mrs Harriet Clinton.
The SEND Governor is Ms Chrissie Verduyn.
Please feel free to make contact with school to arrange a mutually convenient time for a meeting either by calling 01588 640229 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very happy to discuss anything with parents.
Useful Links for Parents with Children with SEND
To find out more about local services that are available to children with special needs, visit the Local Offer Website
Information for parents with children with dyslexia
Information for those struggling with OCD:
Dragonfly resources to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) :
The following link includes lots of helpful advice and guidance as well as resources, such as, a Social Story on coronavirus, visual information for children with learning difficulties as well as information in different languages.
Information for those with sensory difficulties who struggle with handwashing: