Greenfields is a fully inclusive school, we are an Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM)- Flagship School for Inclusion. The most recent assessment of our IQM Flagship status commented:

“Greenfields Community Primary School inclusion values permeate everything they do. Parents also feel valued for their contribution to the life of the school and in turn appreciate the dedication of all the staff in the education of their children. Parents of children with SEND are continually complimentary about the school, especially about the commitment of the Inclusion Team. Early identification is a strength of the school as parents are on records as having been approached about concerns about their child before they had noticed anything amiss themselves… inclusion at Greenfields isn’t just something that the school does, it is something that they breathe. An educationally inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matter.”

We aim to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential – personally, socially, emotionally, physically and educationally.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all, providing education that ensures that all children, regardless of any special educational need or disability, receive an education that is broad, balanced and relevant to their needs.

We welcome enquiries from all parents and carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and encourage you to visit our school to see the children at work and to discuss your child’s needs with our staff. Our special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Gemma Robertson, who is also the Deputy Headteacher and is usually around every morning and after school if you’d like a quick word. If you’d like to discuss something in detail or in private, you can make an appointment with Mrs Robertson through the school office .

Our SEND Policy and SEN Information Report detail how we support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities at Greenfields, including the Local Offer.

GCPS Equality & Diversity Policy & Single Equality Scheme

North Tyneside Local Offer

The North Tyneside website has information to help parents and carers who have a child with a disability or additional need. The pages are designed to provide brief answers on a wide range of topics with links to more detailed information:  Disability and Additional Needs in North Tyneside

Other useful websites:

Ambitious about Autism

Autism Education Trust

British Dyslexia Association

CBeebies- Special Needs

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia North East

Dyspraxia Foundation

Do to Learn- Resources

Epilepsy Action

Family Lives – Parenting and family support Children with special educational needs (SEN)

I Can- Helps children communicate

Mental Health Foundation

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Special Needs Jungle- Parent led information and resources about children and young people with SEN

The Communication Trust

The National Autistic Society

Talking Point – Information about children’s communication

Department for Education Statutory Guidance: SEND Code of Practice

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