The main contact for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Greenland Community Primary School is our SENCO.
Mrs Guy is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator. Mrs Guy was awarded the National SENCO Award qualification in 2015 and is working towards a Masters Degree in Education specialising in Children’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. She has taken part in numerous professional development courses such as Neglect, Safeguarding Children, Level 2 Child Protection, Attachment awareness, Autism awareness, Sensory Smart Classrooms, Speech and Language Training and takes part in continuous professional development to update and refresh her skills.
Mrs Guy can be contacted on the main school telephone number (01207) 232147 or via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please refer to the SEN Policy and Information Report for further information about the roles and responsibilities of the SENCO, SEN Governor and Head Teacher. Please click here to access this document: School Policies – SEN Policy & Information Report (Sept 2018-19)
We are happy to discuss your child’s SEND requirements in more detail and encourage you to contact the school to arrange an appointment with our SENCO.
The Class Teacher
The class teacher is responsible for checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need. The teacher is responsible for letting the SENCO know about any additional needs at the earliest opportunity. Your child’s class teacher works closely with teaching assistants and specialist staff to plan and assess the impact of support and interventions and will write your child’s outcomes and targets in their SEN support plan. The teacher will be your first point of contact for your child’s progress on a day to day basis and will ensure that the SEN policy is followed in their classroom and that all the needs of their children are met.
Teaching Support Staff
Teaching Assistants work closely with the class teacher to deliver interventions and to provide support to your child in the classroom. They capture and record progress and ensure that the support they are giving is matched to that outlined in the SEN Support Plan or EHCP.
Courses Attended by Staff
Last academic year staff attended professional development courses with a specific focus upon SEND:
- Listening Matters: Emotional well-being and literacy
- Speech and Language training
- Getting Along: an intervention programme encouraging social development skills
- Behaviour Management and Emotion Coaching
- Improving resilience in the classroom
- Attachment Awareness
- ADHD support
- Precision Teaching
- Specific Literacy Difficulties
- Understanding ASD and Classroom Strategies
- Bereavement support courses
Greenland also work closely with a wide range of external agencies in order to provide the highest level of support for pupils with SEND by:
- Extending expertise of school staff by providing specific training
- Providing additional assessment
- Acting in an advisory capacity to school and parents
- Supporting a child directly in 1:1 sessions or small group work
- Building capacity within schools so that they can offer ongoing specialised support
The agencies we work with include:
- Durham County Council Local Offer
- Autistic & Social Communication Team
- Learning Disability Service
- Special Educational Needs Support Team
- Looked After Children
- Movement Support Team
- One Point Hub
- Sensory and Physical Team
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Social, Emotional & Mental Health Services
- Cognition and Learning
- Medical practitioners and specialist therapists, eg District Nurses, Paediatricians.
If you would like to discuss your child’s SEND needs, please contact the school .