This page aims to help parents understand how they can help their child if they have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability at Greenfield.

What are Special Educational Needs/ Disabilities?

Usually called SEND, this means that a child has additional needs and may require further support to the majority of children their age, in order to achieve their full potential. This could be for a number of reasons and here at Greenfield, we support these needs in a variety of ways, based on a child’s individual needs.

What is a Special Educational Needs and/or Disability?

Under the ‘Equality Act 2010’ you are disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

At Greenfield E-ACT Academy, we consider the individual needs of each child and work together with Parents and the child to support every child to the best of our ability.

Not all children with SEN are disabled, and not all disabled children have SEN.

In school, we follow the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice (2015), to ensure we are doing all that we can to meet the needs of our pupils.

Additional information about the way we identify and support our pupils can be found in either the SEND and Learning Policy or SEND Information Report. These documents set out to help Parents and Carers understand what we do to support our SEND children and how this is implemented each day, including examples of support that we are able to provide.

There is also more information about Bristol’s Local Offer including the online hub for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or a disability, on the website

If you would like to discuss your child’s additional needs, please contact Ms Brown via the school office.

Please read the following documents for more information:

Academy Accessibility Plan


SEND & Learning policy 2020 – 2021


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