Specialist Education Support Network

Every child deserves an education

George Johnson Education Centre

Launch of the George Johnson Education Centre

7th March 2018


SESN are extremely proud to announce the Grand Launch of the George Johnson Education Centre.


The last surviving British member of the Dambusters raid, Squadron Leader George “Johnny” Johnson MBE, DFM, officially opened our new education centre for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.


The George Johnson Education Centre on Weaver Road in Lincoln is aimed at children aged 14 to 16 who are at risk of permanent exclusion, struggling to cope with a mainstream environment and have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. 


The George Johnson Education Centre will allow us to provide these young people with an inclusive educational environment where their needs are met, and they feel a sense of belonging.


Following his time within the RAF Johnny Johnson, who was born in Lincolnshire in 1921, taught people with learning difficulties and later developed pioneering programmes in mental health rehabilitation at Rampton and Balderton hospitals. 


Speaking at the launch he said: “I am privileged and honoured in every way to have the centre named after me. The work I’ve done during my lifetime with people with mental health problems has been hugely rewarding and the centre is an extension of that.


"Young people with emotional or behavioural problems often get overlooked so this is a wonderful opportunity for students to get the education and support they need to help them reach their full potential.

“It’s unfortunate that it has taken so long to get a facility like this but I’m sure Richard and the team will get the same satisfaction from working with these young people as I did, and I wish them all the best for the future.”


It truly was a fantastic event and was great to share it with all of our partners and those who have supported us from the beginning. 


Our Principles

Every individual should be continually encouraged to develop and succeed by uncovering their abilities and talents

Exposure to new experiences, venture and skills are essential to develop a young person’s confidence and desire to learn

An educational environment should be inviting and a place in which young people want to be because it meets their needs and their interests

Innovative without the prescription of linear education

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We will not only inspire young people but also the teachers and professionals involved

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