Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Many children will, at some point, find something difficult at school and may need extra help, but for some children, difficulties are prolonged or more significant, causing a barrier to their learning. If your child finds learning difficult, you may wonder if they have special educational needs. In the first instance, you can discuss your concerns with your child's class teacher, who may be able to suggest ways to further support your child.
A few children have more severe difficulties and the school may wish to involve other agencies. At all stages, parents are involved. You will be invited to meetings to discuss how we can work together to support your child and to discuss their progress. More detailed information is in our policy below.
At St George's CE Primary School, the SENDCO is Mrs Millar.
Mrs Millar is responsible for:
- The operation of the 'SEND Policy' and co-ordinating the specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEND.
- Ensuring that pupils with SEND receive appropriate support and access high quality teaching.
- Ensuring that you as a parent/carer are involved in the supporting of your child’s learning and kept informed about the intervention and support your child is receiving.
- Liaising with the other professionals that may come into school to support your child such as: Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Educational Psychologist, Behaviour Support or School Nurse.
- Updating the SEND register and making sure records are kept of your child’s needs and progress.
The Link Governor for SEND is Mrs Tyers. She is responsible for making sure that the necessary support is given for any child with SEND who attends the school and can be contacted through school.
Please click on the SEND information report 2022-2023 below for further advice and information. The report provides information on how we identify children who need support, how parents/carers are informed and involved and how we support children in school using expertise from outside agencies. It also details how parents/carers are informed of the monitoring of progress and how we cater for pastoral needs.
Comments from parents:
'Brilliant teachers helped my son so much - so supportive.'
'He has really come a long way with the help of his lovely teacher.'
'I am so pleased. I can't believe the progress he has made.'
The SEND Local Offer is a resource which is designed to support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families.