Greenland are an inclusive school, welcoming and celebrating diversity. All staff believe that children having high self-esteem is crucial to a child’s well-being. We have a caring, understanding team looking after our children.
The class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class, therefore this would be the parents’ first point of contact.
If further support is required Mrs Guy, our SENCO or any members of our Senior Leadership Team are available to offer further advice and support. This may involve working alongside outside agencies such as Health and Social Services and County Council Support Services.
At Greenland we consult with a wide range of agencies and partners to ensure the pastoral, medical and social needs of SEND children are met.
In 2014 the Government published a SEND Code of Practice which governs how SEND children should be supported. This is statutory guidance and all schools, local authorities and health providers must have regard to it when providing for SEND children/young adults. To view the SEND Code of Practice please click here: SEND Code of Practice.
Some children in our school may have medical conditions that require care and support to enable full access to education, including school trips and physical education. Some children with medical conditions may be physically impaired and where this is the case the school will comply with its duties under the Equality Act 2010. For more information about how we ensure access to provision for all children please view our Accessibility Plan by clicking here: School Policies – Accessibility Plan (Sept 2018-19)
All staff are made aware of the needs of children with allergies, in particular food, and photographs and details of such needs are displayed in the staffroom and dining hall. Pupils with medical conditions are supported in all areas of the curriculum to ensure equal access to all.
Individual care plans can be put in place for those children with more complex medical conditions.
- Work closely with other professionals, both in-school staff, the school nurse, outside agencies and parents/carers to support all public health and medical needs within the school
- Are able to meet with parents/carers to discuss any concerns within a confidential and supportive environment
- Ensure staff receive up to date training and we seek advice from the relevant professionals to meet a families’ needs
- Can arrange school nurse involvement and drop in sessions for parents/carers
The school has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines on the school site. Parents need to contact the school office if medication is recommended by Health Professionals to be taken during the school day. On a day to day basis the Office Staff and/or Designated Teaching Assistants generally oversee the administration of any medicines. As a staff we have regular training and updates of conditions and medication affecting individual children so that all staff are able to manage medical situations. To view our Administering Medicines Policy please click here: School Policies – Administering Medicines (Jan 2018-19)
To meet medical needs we will ensure that we have:
- Individualised care plans with recommended approaches implemented consistently
- Trained staff with first aid qualifications including paediatric first aid
- Appropriate equipment available to meet individual care plans and specialist needs. It is vital that such equipment is fully maintained and meets all statutory requirements in terms of health and safety.
Social and Emotional
As a school we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with a clear reward system that is followed by all staff and pupils. If a child displays behavioural needs a graduated approach to support them will be put in place. In some instances this may result in an Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP) being developed alongside the child and parents to identify the specific issues, put relevant support in place and set targets.
As an attachment aware school all staff are attachment trained, forming an important part of our approach to dealing with behavioural incidents in school. This approach is embedded into our Behaviour Policy and enables us to provide the best support and guidance for our children. To view our Behaviour Policy please click here: School Policies – Behaviour Policy (Sept 2018-19)
How we can support your child with medical, social and emotional needs
The following programmes are available to support children:
- Listening Matters counselling sessions
- Getting Along programme
- Relax Kids
- Social Stories
If you would like to discuss your child’s SEND needs or ask any questions, please contact the school .