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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.

At Greenfield, we are here to help parents understand how they can support their child if they have a special educational need and/or a disability. We are passionate about ensuring that the learning environment is inclusive and meets the needs of all of our pupils. Careful consideration is given to the curriculum in order to maintain high aspirations and expectations for all learners whilst ensuring that the right support and scaffolding is in place so that success is achieved by all.

We have a strong focus on preparing pupils for new learning and do so through a range of strategies including formative assessment, pre-teaching and using our knowledge of each and every child when planning interventions to give opportunities for overlearning. Targeted interventions are chosen carefully to maximise impact on pupil progress.

We use our positive partnerships with external agencies effectively to ensure that the graduated response is followed consistently for all pupils and advice given from professionals is acted upon.

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Greenfield. We have a strong, experienced team who provide staff with regular CPD opportunities so that they can ensure that the curriculum on offer is appropriate and responsive to the needs of all learners. There is a process in place whereby any child with new or pre-existing disabilities meets with the site manager and a member of the senior leadership team to design a bespoke accessibility plan so that the child’s needs are met and they are able to access the full educational offer at Greenfield.

Staff are approachable and care for the children and the community that we serve. Families are at the heart of SEND provision and the voice of each parent is highly valued and sought regularly throughout the year as we value them as partners in their child’s learning.


What is a Special Educational Need and/or Disability?

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.

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 Mr Taverner via the school office.

Please read the following documents for more information:

Academy Accessibility Plan

SEND information report

SEND and learning policy 2023-2024


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