At Greyfriars we strive to provide the best education for every child. We recognise that all children have different strengths and different barriers to learning, and that we as adults do too!
We follow a continuous cycle of review and adaptation of provision for our children, using the Assess, Plan, Do, Review model.
However, we believe it is especially important to look at the whole child when doing this and spend time trying to find out the reasons behind their specific barrier to learning. Where possible we aim to involve the children in this process as much as possible – enabling them to take an active part in recognising their strengths and differences.
We don’t believe in the mindset of “i’m rubbish at spelling”. We believe in exploring whether the child might have difficulties which are impacting on this skills eg working memory, visual discrimination or processing issues etc and targeting the development of those skills.
We are proud to have achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark – a recognition of our commitment to inclusion for our whole school community. Click here to read more about our award and read our inspection report.
We know that being a parent or carer of child with additional needs can be challenging and exhausting at times and we work hard to try to build excellent relationships with families so that we can support them as best we can. Mrs Allen, our SENDCO is always available to discuss via phone or email and we can arrange (safe) face to face meetings if this is necessary.
To find out more about our SEN offer, please read our SEN information report below. We’ve created two versions: a full version with detailed information, and a one page snapshot. As always, please contact us if you’d like anything explained further.
You can also read our SEN policy by clicking here