At St George's, we believe that all children should be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of any additional needs they may have. We also have high expectations of all pupils in how they conduct themselves in and around school, and have a zero-tolerance approach towards bullying in any form.
When staff become aware of or feel the need to become involved in situations where there is a risk of children being involved in any of the following:
- Self harming
- Causing injury to other children, staff, parents and visitors.
- Causing damage to property.
Staff will make dynamic or planned risk assessments to help keep all children safe. The Children Act 1989 makes it clear that in any decision involving a child 'the paramount consideration must be the child's welfare'.
While we make every effort to ensure that St George's is an inclusive environment, there may be occasions where we need to exclude a pupil. For details of this, please refer to the 'Exclusion' section of our Pastoral policy.
We make provision in several ways for different groups of pupils in our school. Further details of how we achieve this can be found by accessing the policies below. Detail of our SEN local offer can be found further down the page.
SEN Local offer
What is a local offer?
Our SENDCO is Ms Althea Shakespeare- she can be contacted on (0121) 359 3432 at the school.
The local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.
The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.
The local offer provides information on a number of things, including:
- special educational provision;
- health provision;
- social care provision;
- other educational provision;
- training provision;
- travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education; and
- preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities.
At St George's, we have worked hard with other schools in Aston and Nechells to produce a local offer for the area. We have based this local offer on the principles of:
1) Open and honest communication - giving you the information you need to help support your child.
2) Appropriate and effective Teaching and Learning- using strategies that are right for your child.
3) A Partnership Approach- working with other agencies to support your child.
To find out more about each principle, click on the name of the principle above. To see the overview of the local offer click here, and to view the school's legal responsibilities in providing this offer click here.