At St. George’s we are very proud to be a small school as we firmly believe in creating the best learning environment for children to develop. We feel that as a small school we have certain strengths these are:
- Our small classes which allow children with extra needs to be taught within their normal learning groups and where individual attention can be given when needed.
- Our competent learning support assistants who are experienced in working alongside our teachers and independently depending on the needs of the class. They work closely with the teacher and are familiar with each child’s individual needs.
- Differentiation within our planning which enables each child to work at their own pace and to receive one-one support if needed with assessment used to inform the next stage of learning.
- Good parent teacher relations – we talk daily to all parents and regularly update them on their child’s progress.
- Small classes allow us to track progress and adapt lessons accordingly to the individual needs.
Our teachers are dedicated to providing support for all children. Through their planning they look for ways to develop children’s understanding by using a range of experiences. Differentiated planning enables each child to participate in physical and practical activities. They help children to manage their behaviour and to take part in learning effectively and safely and help them to manage their emotions, particularly trauma or stress.
At all points we communicate with parents to ensure we are all working together to best support the pupils. Individual educational plans are created with realistic targets that are updated regularly, at least one every half term. If it is required, external professionals are brought in to help identify and support educational needs.