All students in the ACG Sunderland Preschool are supported by qualified staff.
We work closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure all our children are ready to transition comfortably to primary school, and provide additional support, such as speech language therapy, early intervention or occupational therapy, if required.
All new students to ACG Sunderland are allocated a buddy for their first weeks of school to help introduce them to their new school.
Primary school classes meet regularly with their buddy class to foster positive relationships between children of different ages, and to highlight school values.
For students with specific learning issues, extra support is available through the services of a teacher aide. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are also prepared.
Continuity of care
Our vertical form classes are made
up of students representing Years 8–13, who are all in the same house. Each class has a form teacher who stays with the class for six years, ensuring continuity of care.
School Deans have overall responsibility for
student welfare and academic progress. The college has dedicated Deans for Lower College, Upper College and for international students.
If a student has learning issues, we
provide extra support through the college’s learning support department. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are also used, along with support for examinations.