SEN & Vulnerable Students


It is recognised that all students have learning potential and will make best progress when their learning needs are addressed.

Inclusion at SJNC:

  • Skills for Learning Skills for Life Team
  • Behaviour Support Team
  • Learning Mentors
  • Well-Being Hub


The Skills for Learning, Skills for Life Team is committed to meeting the individual needs of all students and ensuring that the highest quality of education is provided for all students 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
  • English as an additional language
  • 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.

In addition to supporting students in the classroom, 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

We offer an alternative Key Stage 4 pathway for a small number of students to study 7 GCSEs, alongside Functional Skills English, Maths, Entry Level Science, and a variety of AQA Unit Award certificates.

Through a Pastoral Support Programme our Behaviour Support Team are able to offer support to students whose behaviour has become a barrier to progress.  Students who have a PSP set targets for improvement and have 6- weekly meetings to review targets or identify further areas for improvement. Parents are encouraged to contribute to these meetings and this partnership of support between school and home has proven to be effective in improving outcomes for students with a PSP.

In addition to the above, students requiring extra support with social, emotional and mental health issues can access learning mentors, be placed on a list for the school counsellor or, in extreme cases, access the well-being hub, which provides respite from full-time mainstream school.

We are proud to be a Flagship Inclusion Quality Mark school.

For more information about the Leicester City Council SEND Local Offer click here.
Download our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Medical Needs Policies or our Special Educational Needs Information Report below.

Young people and parents are able to contact the school nurse, Bekki Chamberlain if they have any queries or concerns about anything.  She can be contacted on 0116 295 3177 or


Sir Jonatan North SENCo Contact:

Please contact Daniela Pinger, the College's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), on the email address below regarding any SEND comments or questions you may have.



SJNC Site Tour Video for Student with Additional Needs


Useful Documents
SEND Policy
SEN Offer
LAT Medical Needs Policy