At St George’s we aim for each child to have full access to all elements of the school curriculum. This means that we understand that children have different starting points, physically, socially and academically and they may face a range of challenges to become independent learners.
For some children this means they may need some extra support through special equipment, adapting the learning environment, extra support in class or small group or individual interventions.
Class teachers work in partnership with parents to identify when a child needs help and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) will help to develop a plan to provide suitable support.
Where a child needs additional support, targets are set and progress against these targets is measured regularly. In this way we can ensure that an effective plan is being delivered. Review meetings are held with parents and the child to discuss progress.
Some children may need a higher level of support and need a more individualised programme. If this is the case the school will seek advice from other professionals, for example speech therapists, occupational therapists, specialist teachers or an educational psychologist.