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Special Education Needs

Meeting the individual needs of all our students whatever their abilities and disabilities permeates everything we do at George Green’s.

Wherever possible we support students to learn with their peers in the mainstream through targeted support from our extensive team of teaching assistants.

Every year group has a dedicated team of teaching assistants who will fully understand your child’s needs and the most effective ways of supporting them in their learning. We also have a Senco attached to each year group. This teacher would be your main point of contact and will work with you and your child to ensure they achieve their potential.

We understand some students will, in addition to in-class support, need additional interventions to ensure they are successful. We have a well-established literacy programme which offers intensive reading support for all students who come to us reading at below level 4 of the National Curriculum.
We have a Speech and Language Therapist based at the school one day a week and also work with other professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and mental health professionals. We work closely with the local authority and have strong links to the borough’s disability advisor and the Support for Learning Service, e.g. hearing impaired and visual impaired teams.

We have a well-established literacy programme which offers intensive reading support for all students who come to us reading at below level 4 of the National Curriculum.

We do have alternative curricula at all key stages for those who require something different. Our foundation learning groups at KS4 and KS5 cater to those working at low levels of the curriculum. Their learning focuses on life skills and independence. Similarly, our nurture group at Year 7 aims to meet the needs of the most vulnerable students at transition.

Our transition programme which takes place in the latter half of the summer term has been widely praised by primary school Sencos, educational psychologists and parents alike. The programme gives the most vulnerable students the opportunity to visit on a weekly basis for around six weeks to familiarise themselves with key staff and how secondary school works.

Kate Garcia
Assistant Headteacher in charge of Learning Support & Inclusion

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