02 General Information

At Greenfield Community College, we are committed to the academic and personal development of all students regardless of ability. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all students and take into account the additional support required by those young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Greenfield Community College adopts a whole school approach to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. All staff work together to ensure the inclusion of all students. We are committed to ensuring that students with SEND achieve their full potential.

At Greenfield Community College we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENCo's to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children and young people who are looked after and have SEND.

We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and accelerating levels of achievement. As a school, we also work in partnership with other agencies to ensure that all of our SEND students have a positive educational experience. 

There are now four broad areas of SEND, 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 a hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.