Although St George’s is not a specialist school for children with special educational needs, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school, where all of our pupils’ educational needs are identified and supported.

The Inclusion Department is an integral part of the school. We can support many pupils who have a specific learning difficulty across a range of formats from targeted small group or 1:1 sessions, to offering more general support to any pupils who need help with organisational skills, study skills and use of assistive technology.

We benefit from the expertise of qualified staff including Upper and Lower SENCOs, two SpLD teachers, a full time Speech and Language Therapy Assistant who works under the supervision of a speech and language therapist, an English as an Additional Language (EAL) specialist, Mentors, a full time School Nurse and three Mental Health Leads.

St George’s has many pupils of varying ability and need. In order to ensure the needs of all learners are catered for we invest in a wide range of both in house and external training. We genuinely believe in providing our staff with an excellent ‘tool kit’ to provide greater depth of understanding of the pupils we work with, as well as practical strategies to meet learners needs; staff training ensures a depth of pedagogy essential to quality first teaching.

We often work closely with external professionals (such as educational psychologists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, mental health services, the Communication and Autism Team, the Hearing Impairment Service etc) when further assessment or intervention is required, and aim to implement their recommendations both in the classroom and the wider school setting.

With highly qualified and experienced staff, our aim is to ensure all pupils achieve their potential regardless of any difficulties they may face. Teaching staff, together with our dedicated Learning Support team, are able to help pupils with a range of additional needs, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Condition, to enable them to fulfil their potential.

We also offer support to student who are learning English as an additional language.

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