At Edge Grove we offer additional support to pupils in a number of ways.

The Learning Support department covers both SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and EAL (English as an Additional Language) and is made up of an outstanding team of highly qualified individuals:

  • Our SENDCO, Dr Neil Alexander-Passe, is an academic and published author in the area of dyslexia, school-based trauma, and post-school success. He is a strong advocate in removing barriers to learning, and making use of technology and other resources to reduce the barriers to learning, so students can shine and demonstrate their potential
  • An EAL Teacher who has worked in both European and UK schools supporting learners new to English
  • A range of Learning Support assistants in the Pre-Prep, Lower Prep and Upper School, many are qualified teachers and have training in dyslexia.

At Edge Grove, we value the fact that pupils bring to school different experiences and strengths that influence the way they learn. We are committed to identifying each pupil’s individual learning needs and we offer provision that is flexible and varied to ensure that children work at age-related expectations or above and achieve their personal potential, whatever their needs and abilities.

There is frequent SEND/EAL-based training for staff, and the SENDCO spends time in classes to support teachers to offer outstanding differentiated/adapted learning, and to better understand the needs of their pupils.

The SENDCO works closely with parents to ensure children are supported both at home and at school.

Please contact the school if you are a prospective parent with a child with EAL or SEND needs, to discuss what level of support we can offer. Assessments at the time of application will be used to better understand their needs before any offer can be made.