learning support


At George Abbot, the Learning Support faculty works across a range of departments and is responsible for around 200 students who rely on their support

The Learning Support Faculty encompasses SEN (Special Educational Needs), EAL (English as an Additional Language), the VI (Visual Impairment Unit), External Provision and support for pupils with medical needs.

For any queries on Learning Support please contact the SENDCo Mrs R Ellis on: rellis@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk

Learning Support team

The team helps students who have difficulties with cognition and learning, those with communication difficulties, social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and those with sensory and medical difficulties. Students with English as an a additional language also fall intothis group.

special educational needs - parent information

The SEN Information Report outlines the provisions available for SEN students and answers to frequently asked questions.

file_extension_pdf The SEND Policy - Please click HERE

file_extension_pdf  SEN Information Report (The Local Offer - Response to 14 questions) 


file_extension_pdf  Provision mapping 2015/16   

file_extension_pdf  Provision mapping 2016/17


Alternative Curriculum

Providing work-related learning and arranging external provision.


The LS team has access to a number of small teaching rooms for withdrawal groups, some with interactive whiteboards and computers.

The school uses a variety of software packages for literacy and numeracy support and departmental laptops are available to loan to pupils.


kEY stage supporT


LS team members provide in-classroom support for SEN pupils. To support those pupils who may find it hardest to adjust to a secondary school, George Abbot operates a small 'transition' class of about 12 pupils. This class have a member of the learning support team permanently allocated to assist the class teacher with lesson preparation and delivery.

In addition the LS team members will take small groups for additional support in literacy, numeracy and social skills.



LS team members provide in-classroom support for SEN pupils. Support is also provided for pupils to access their examinations.

In addition, the LS team members will take small groups for additional support in literacy and numeracy.



Support in KS5 is limited but the team continues to support access to examinations and provides tutorials for a small number of pupils.

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