03 General Information

Greenfield Community College, A Specialist Arts and Science School, operates across two sites and includes Greenfield Arts and Greenfield Sport.

We have a site at Newton Aycliffe and a site at Shildon. Students are transported between sites to access the best possible curriculum offer.

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 an appointed Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENDCO 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 our SEND students have a positive educational experience.

There are four broad areas of SEND, these are:

§  Communication and Interaction

o   This area of need includes young people with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

§  Cognition and Learning

o  This includes young people with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

§  Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

o  This includes any young people who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn

§  Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties

o  This area includes young people with a hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.