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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

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Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities section of our website.

At Greenland Community Primary School we pride ourselves in ensuring that all children have full and inclusive access to the best opportunities and educational provision possible.

Within this section you will find everything you need to know about SEND in our school, including what we do for children with SEND in our school and who will support you and your family throughout your child’s time with us.

If there is anything you cannot find please contact our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator; Miss Freya Claydon on (01207) 232147.

The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated in April 2023.

Greenland’s SEN Information Report is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

To view the County Durham Local Offer please click here: County Durham Local Offer

Our SEN Information Report is reviewed annually and was reviewed by Freya Claydon and Claire Guy 18th April 2023.

Our SEN Information Report complies with section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014 which you can access by clicking here: Children and Families Act 2014 (Section 69)

Hard copies of our SEN Information report are available from our Main Office, please call (01207) 232147 to obtain a copy in your desired format or language.

It may be helpful to parents to read our SEN Information Report alongside our SEND Policy, Equalities Information and Accessibility Plan. Please click on the link below to access these documents.  

SEN documents.

At Greenland Community Primary School, we are committed to ensuring all children receive a holistic educational experience to enable them to achieve their potential. The wellbeing of our children is at the heart of our ethos and vision and shared by all our committed team. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.

Our school welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We believe that all children have the right to have their own particular needs recognised and addressed in order to achieve success. We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with SEN and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that these children’s needs are addressed.

We will ensure that our provision is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children, particularly those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social and economic background, gender, ability or disability.

Our school is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We aim to:

  • Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued

  • Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity

  • Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people

  • Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity

  • Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school

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There are now four broad areas of SEN, these are:

  • Communication and Interaction
    This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

  • Cognition and Learning
    This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
    This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn

  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
    This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.

Key Contacts at Greenland

The Governors, teachers and support staff at Greenland are here to help you.  We understand that every child is different and will endeavour to work in partnership with our families to ensure every child under our care receives the support and help they need.  It may be helpful to families to know who you can speak to should you have any concerns about your child’s difficulties with learning, Special Educational Needs or Disability:

Mr Mark Stewart, Executive Head teacher

Mr Kris Armstrong, Acting Head teacher, Designated Child Protection Lead and Designated Lead for Looked After Children

Freya Claydon, Mainstream SENCO     

Claire Guy, ELP SENCO 

Mrs Joanne Rees-Proud, Parent Governor. Special Interest for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and Safeguarding (including Looked After Children).

All of the above key contacts can be contacted at school on (01207) 232147.

Admission arrangements if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of SEN

We welcome children of all abilities and backgrounds into the Greenland family. For more information about this please click here: Admission information for parents.

Equality of our children

To find out about the steps we take at Greenland to prevent any disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other children please click here: Statement of Intent for Supporting Equality Information for Parents.

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