St George's Primary School Portland

Special Educational Needs, Disability and Equality 


Our school is proud to provide an excellent, inclusive education that develops the whole child.  We embrace, respect and value our community and its heritage. Our aim is to prepare ambitious learners who are ready to progress into the wider world. 


“Pupils are inspired by interesting and captivating lessons. Staff believe in every pupil. Pupils achieve well, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.” Ofsted 2021 


At St George’s we provide all pupils with access to a broad and balanced curriculum. We are committed to making sure all our pupils have the chance to thrive and support them to reach their full potential. We are focused on creating an inclusive environment, where provision is tailored to the needs and abilities of pupils, no matter how varied. We offer our children a safe and happy environment where they are inspired to take brave steps in their learning.  We enable them to grow in confidence and we provide them with the belief to achieve their potential. 


To find out about Dorset Council's SEND Local Offer, please click here. 

To read 'The Dorset parent guide to support your child's Special Educational Need (SEN)' click here.

To see our SEND policy click here.


Equality vs Equity

At St George's we take into consideration the needs of our pupils, their equity, and by recognising individual circumstances we tailor learning so all pupils can achieve an equal outcome.


Meet the Inclusion Team 

Mrs. Bowman is the SENDCo and she is responsible for all pupils who have a Special Educational Need and/or Disability. She will liaise with teachers, teaching assistants, parents, carers and external agencies to ensure pupils receive the appropriate support and provision. If you would like to speak to her about your child, please contact the office to arrange a meeting. 

Mrs. Barker is the SENDCo assistant, supporting Mrs. Bowman with the organisation of our SEND provision. She also works with pupils across the school delivering interventions.  

Mrs. Barnes is the Family Support Advisor. If you would like to speak to her about your child, please contact the office to arrange a meeting. 


Useful websites and information:

Dorset SENDIASS - Dorset Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offer free, confidential, accurate and impartial advice and support to families with children and young people with SEND

A-Stars - A-Stars is a club for children and young people (aged 5 and over) with an autism related condition (ASC), and their families. Based at Chickerell Primary School on Saturday mornings. For more information, see their website

Working Memory - Top tips on how to support your child's working memory

British Dyslexia Association - A wealth of knowledge and support for children, young people and their families

National Autistic Society - Advice and guidance about autism

Magic ToDo, Goblin Tools - This website helps break down tasks into manageable steps. Simply write the task into the 'add new item' bar and press the + button, then press the magic wand icon and this will break down the task into simple steps