We are committed to ensuring we support our students in a range of ways in order for them to achieve well.

The team

Inclusion team of staff who support students to be the best version of themselves include:

  • Skills for Learning Skills for Life Team
  • Pastoral Support Team
  • EAL Team
  • Learning Mentors

The Skills for Learning, Skills for Life Team is committed to supporting students and ensuring that the highest quality of education is provided for them regardless of their need.

At Sir Jonathan North Girls' College, we have a team of teachers and teaching assistants trained to support students with:

  • General and specific learning difficulties
  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Sensory support for hearing or visual disabilities
  • Social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Reasonable adjustments required for meeting physical and mental health needs.


We support students through:

  • Evidence-based interventions to raise achievement in literacy and numeracy
  • Planning and delivering lessons collaboratively with mainstream teachers
  • In-class support for individuals or for groups in mainstream lessons
  • Support for mental health and well-being concerns
  • Access arrangements for examinations.

The EAL Team, like the Skills for Life Team, are committed to supporting students to be able to speak, read and write in English so that they can achieve their potential.  They offer literacy interventions, access to language dictionaries and access arrangements for examinations if required.  Students who can speak, read and write in their home language are also encouraged to take a GCSE in this language.

In addition to supporting students academically, we offer breakfast and lunchtime clubs to:

  • Support students socially and emotionally
  • Develop and extend students’ reading skills
  • Help with homework
  • Developing basic numeracy and mathematical skills

Through a Pastoral Support Programme (PSP) our Pastoral Teams are able to help students whose behaviour has become a barrier to their progress.  Regular meetings are held to review targets and/or identify further areas for improvement and this partnership of support between the college and home has proven to be effective in improving outcomes for students.

In addition to the above, students requiring extra support with social, emotional and mental health issues are supported and identified by the inclusion team and will be signposted to outside agencies as appropriate

We are proud to be a Flagship Inclusion Quality Mark school.  Please click here for latest report.

Additional support

Young people and parents are able to contact the school nurse, Emma Ramm if they have any queries or concerns about anything.  She can be contacted on [email protected]

SENDIASS are an independent service that offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves. Click here for more information.

Sir Jonathan North SENCo Contact:
Please contact Nic Coton, the College's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), on the email address below regarding any SEND comments or questions you may have. 
E-mail: [email protected] 

Sir Jonathan North EAL Contact:
Please contact Rina Ramrekha, the College's English as an Additional Language (EAL)  Lead on the email address below regarding any EAL comments or questions you may have. 
E-mail: [email protected] 

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