What are the steps of support at St George’s?

  • Step 1
    • Children will be given extra support in the classroom or specialised materials/equipment to help them in learning. They may also be taken out of the classroom to work individually or in a small group with a teaching assistant. This teaching is carefully tailored to the children’s needs.
  • Step 2
    • Children will be supported by the SENDCo or SEN TA either in or out of the classroom working on small steps. Each child will have a pupil passport with information about their strengths and challenges. Children will work with their class teachers to write their pupil passports. Children will also plan short term agreed outcomes, which are individual targets written and agreed on by teachers, children and parents. These outcomes will be recorded on their pupil passports and will be reviewed and updated as necessary every term. Copies of children’s pupil passports will be shared with parents
  • Step 3
    • If even with extra help, a child is still having difficulties, the class teacher and SENDCo will, with your permission, ask for specialist help from outside the school. Your child may be seen by an Inclusion Support Teacher, Educational Psychologist, Behaviour Support Teacher, Speech and Language Therapist or another specialist. If necessary, on-going help and advice from the support agency will then form part of a My Support Plan.
  • Step 4
    • A small number of children may need more support than this and the Educational Psychologist may advise us to refer him/her for Statutory Assessment. The Local Authority will then carry out a detailed assessment in order to see if an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) is necessary. An EHCP is a legal document which sets out the child’s needs
      and the special help that he/she should have. This plan is a multi-agency approach to supporting your child to make progress. This is only necessary where there is a level of need that goes beyond what is normally provided by the school and the normal support agencies.

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