St. George's Primary School and Nursery School is an inclusive school welcoming any child it has the expertise to educate. Our school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning to meet the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. The school makes all necessary ‘reasonable adjustments’ using the Provision Expected at SEN Support (PEaSS) Norfolk County Council document as guidance. 

Our SEND Intent is: Through identifying the full range of individual need for each child, promoting a sense of high ambition and resilience to challenge, and securing success through implementing robust, rigorous and adaptable strategies, pupils will present with a ‘can do’ attitude and full engagement across the curriculum, whereby in adulthood, pupils will have the ability to be aware of personal challenges and embrace any reasonable adjustments required for successful outcomes.

We believe that all children have the right to:

• Equality of opportunity and regard

• Access to a broad and balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum

• Self-respect and respect from others

• High self esteem

We aim to offer excellence to all our children, whatever their ability or needs. We have high expectations of all our children. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community.

Some children have barriers to learning that mean they have special needs and require particular action by the school to enable them to have full access to the curriculum and learning. Such children may need additional or different help from that given to other children of the same age. We also accept that some children will be highly intelligent and will need to be challenged in academic work. These children are valued members of our school society, from whom we can all learn to accept difference and who challenge our attitudes.

Children may have special educational needs either throughout or at any time during their school career. This policy ensures that the curriculum, learning and assessment for children with special educational needs takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the child.

At St. George’s we aim to ensure that all children benefit as fully as possible from all aspects of school life, recognising that children with special educational needs have particular strengths which can also be fostered in extra-curricular activities such as musical theatre, chess club and various sports clubs.