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SEND and Inclusion

George Mitchell is a mixed and inclusive school. Students have a wide range of abilities and skills, and we celebrate the achievements and progress of all. We use our best endeavours to meet the needs of students who require additional support with their academic or social and emotional development and are proud of our successful SEND provision, including The School House.

The school currently provides additional and/ or different provision for a wide range of needs including:

  • Communication and interaction, for example: autism, speech and language difficulties  
  • Cognition and learning, for example: dyslexia, dyspraxia, moderate learning difficulties  
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH), for example: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety 
  • Sensory and / or physical needs, for example: visual impairment, hearing impairment, processing difficulties, conditions affecting mobility.    
  • Medical needs: Where students have medical needs and special educational needs, we plan and deliver education provision in a coordinated way with their individual healthcare plan if they have one. We also follow the statutory guidance on supporting students at school with medical conditions.

At George Mitchell School, the SEND Code of Practice (2014), Children and Families Act (2014) and Equality Act (2010) inform our practice for students with special educational needs and disabilities. We fully recognise our legal responsibility regarding the education of children with special educational needs and follow set procedures for assessment, target setting, provision and review of progress. This directs the work of all staff, ensuring all students are fully included in the life of the school and are supported to achieve their potential.

If you would like further information about how the school supports students with special educational needs and disabilities, please read The Special Educational Needs Policy and SEN Information Report on our website.

Mrs Hind Secondary SENCo

Ms Francis – Primary SENCo

To view our SEND, Accessibility and Equality Policies, please visit our Policies page. 

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found in the SEN Information Report 

Useful Links

Waltham Forest Parent Forum  

Phone: 07528 433640 or 07794 298496 

​Email: walthamforestparentforum@live.co.uk 

​Website: https://www.walthamforestparentforum.com/  

Waltham Forest SENDIASS 

Phone: 074 9428 0073

Email: sendiasswalthamf@centre404.org.uk  

Website: https://www.walthamforestsendiass.org.uk/ 

DfE SEND Guide

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers – DfE publication August 2014


British Dyslexia

Dyslexia Action


National Autistic Society