SEN Provision

 Within this section we have added information  including how we support, identify and assess children with SEN at Green Lane CE Primary School.

Statement of Intent for Promoting Equality

At Green Lane CE Primary School we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. 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

Click here to read our Equality Policy Information and Objectives 2021-23

SEND and Pastoral Support at Green Lane

Green Lane CE Primary School ensures that provision for SEND children is at the heart of the Quality First Teaching approach and takes account of the individual needs of pupils. Where this goes beyond the teaching we offer additional support, specialist staff and other support services from the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust, Durham County Council and beyond.

Pastoral support if offered to any pupil who either asks for help or is referred to Mrs Linsley by teaching staff or parents. As a school we know that mental health and wellbeing are fundamental to us thriving as individuals and we ensure that Mrs Linsley is free to meet pupils on their own or in a group each week for as long as support is needed.

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator works with our SEND Team in school to manage provision for identified pupils. Regular fortnightly meetings focus on the needs of children on our SEND register and looks at new requests for support from teaching staff and parents.

At Green Lane all our staff understand their responsibility to support the needs of ALL pupils in our school. Our greatest resource is our staffing team, supported by our dedicated team of volunteers. We get to know our children as individuals and we support them with confidence and care.

Our teaching assistants are experienced in delivering a wide variety of pupil support as well as trained to provide paediatric first aid. Other staff have expertise in complex behaviour, attachment, autism, speech and language, movement and motor skills

How do we consult with our SEN pupils?

Class teachers, the SENCO and all support staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes.  The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. The children take an active role with setting their targets, discussing them with the class teacher and / or the SENCO as appropriate.   The children have regular meetings with support staff to discuss their progress and support.

Within school children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to do so safely, for example through our e-safety and PSHE lessons and collective worship. Alongside this the children understand their rights and help to develop class charters and vision statements each year. Many opportunities are provided for their voices to be heard, for example through our Caring Council, which consists of elected members of each year group.

How do we consult with Parents and Carers of Children with SEND?

We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support. Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.

There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:

  • Termly meetings with parents and carers;
  • Ongoing discussions with a class teacher and/or SENCO;
  • An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;
  • Through a review of a child’s SEN Support Plan or the Annual Review of their Statement of SEN or EHC Plan.

Parents are also consulted about school developments through our website, Weduc and Facebook page.

If you have any questions about SEND please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.