St Georges Church of England Academy

St George's
Church of England Academy

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SEND at St George's

"Pupils with SEND are supported well in school. Leaders have brought about a shared vision for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), to experience a high-quality education." Ofsted, 2023


At St George’s Church of England Academy we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. We are fully committed to meeting the needs of those pupils with Special Educational Needs so far as is reasonable and compatible with the education of all pupils.

Children may have special educational needs either throughout their education, whilst others may experience a barrier for a shorter period of time. By working with parents, pupils and staff, we aim to provide the best possible learning environment for all children, including those with SEND.

If you are concerned that your child might have a particular difficulty at school, in the first instance you should speak to the class teacher. You can also speak directly to Mrs Cox (KS2 SENDCo) and Mrs Gent (EYFS and KS1 SENDCo) – Telephone 01325 332230 | Email

Please find St George's important SEND documents below:

SEND Policy

The School’s SEND Information Report is a valuable source of information for parents in relation to SEND. This report details our ethos, processes, curriculum accessibility and provision for SEND, including who to contact if you have a question, query or complaint. Of course, our door is always open – so please speak with us if you ever need to:

SEND Information_Report.pdf

Schools are only part of the ‘Local Offer’ that local areas must provide for children with SEND needs. Follow the link below  to see how Darlington are coordinating this offer, the services they provide and information to support families across the region:

SEND Local Offer – Darlington

Administration of Medication

Please see our Administration of Medication policy if your child requires any prescribed medication/ emergency medication whilst at school.

Administration of Medication Policy 23-24

 As often as we can, we aim to share important news and upcoming events with our SEND families to ensure that they have access to the community along with a strong support network - please follow our news updates below:


Please find attached our SEND Newsletters

SEND Spring Newsletter

SEND Autumn Newsletter

Welcome back to St George's after the six weeks' holiday. We hope that you have all had a lovely time off and are ready for back to school fun!

With that in mind we wanted to give the dates for our four-weekly SEND drop-ins this year:

Tuesday 18th June 9am-10am

Academic Year 2024-2025 

This year we will be welcomed by Jade Sloan, our Parent Carer Forum rep, as well as SENDIASS

Tuesday 17th September - 0-19 Growing Healthy Team

Tuesday 15th October - Laura Pickering MHST delivering Anxiety and CBT

Tuesday 12th November

Tuesday 10th December

 Tuesday 7th January

Tuesday 4th February

 Tuesday 4th March

Tuesday 1st April

Tuesday 29th April

 Tuesday 3rd June - Transition meeting with MHST and Hurworth SENDCo

 Tuesday 1st July

This is an opportunity for parents to meet with a representative from Darlington’s parent career forum and school SENCOs. They are there to signpost and support where they can. This is a positive opportunity to our parents to meet and network with each other. Where we can, we try to organise outside professionals to come along and meet families and share what their service offers. 

These four weekly mornings are for parents who have children with additional needs or for parents who may have concerns that their child has additional needs.



Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust

St. George's Church of England Academy is a member of the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust which is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and an exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building Cable Dean Royal Quays North Shields Tyne and Wear NE29 6DE