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What kinds of special educational needs are provided for at Greenacres Primary School?

Greenacres Primary School is committed to equality of opportunity and will ensure that every pupil on roll has equal access to all areas of school life. We believe that every child has the right to achieve his/her full potential. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school. 
 Taken from the 2015 SEND Code of Practice, Greenacres Primary School accepts the definition that a child has ‘Special Educational Needs’ if they have:

• A significantly greater difficulty in learning than most others of the same age, or 


• has a disability or health condition that prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities used by peers of the same age in mainstream schools

                        (SEND Code of Practice 2015 para 6.15)


At Greenacres Primary School, we make provision for every kind of frequently occurring special educational need with or without an Education, Health and Care Plan, for example dyslexia, dyspraxia, speech and language needs, visual/hearing impairments, autism, learning difficulties and social emotional, and mental health difficulties.  There are other kinds of special educational need, which do not occur as frequently and with which the school is less familiar, but we can access training and advice so that these kinds of needs can be met.    The school also currently meets the needs of a number of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan.  Decisions on the admission of pupils with an existing Education, Health and Care plan are made in conjunction with Shropshire Local Authority. 


Further details on our overall philosophy and commitment to providing an inclusive education is detailed in our SEND Policy, which is also available on the website.