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Special Educational Needs and disability (SEND)

The Children and Families Bill (2014) outlines the Government's plans to require Local Authorities to publish information on services and provision across education, health and social care for children and young people aged 0 - 25 with Special Educational Needs (SEN).  The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and carers to see more clearly what services are available for children with SEN in their area and how to access them.  The information below details how we provide and support children with SEN.

The Green Oaks Federation is inclusive and we work hard to ensure that we meet the needs of all our pupils, regardless of their specific needs. We value every child and welcome diversity within our community.  

We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the highest possible progress for all our pupils, whatever their needs or abilities.  Both schools seek to raise achievement and remove barriers to learning.  

When considering whether one of our schools is the correct setting for your child, we would always advise that you arrange a visit to look at our environment and to talk to us about your child.

Our SEND Policy and SEN information Report detailing provision can be viewed by clicking the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

 Q:  How does Green Oaks know if my child needs extra help?    At Green Oaks we have Inclusion leaders who are experienced at working with teachers and talking with parents/carers about children's progress or behaviours.   They also work with other professionals and previous schools to gather information.  We will also use reports from external agencies such as an Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Physiotherapist or other professionals.

Q: What should I do if I think my child has Special Educational Needs?  Green Oaks has an open door policy and we always encourage parents/carers to talk to the class teacher with any concerns that they have.  Our Inclusion Leaders are also available to discuss your child's needs and will be able to offer advice and support.

Q: What support is there to help children and families manage challenging behaviours and prevent exclusion from school?  At Green Oaks we believe that behaviour is often a communication and we will always do our best to understand why a child behaves as they do.  We have positive behaviour policy with clear rules and expectations.  However we understand that children with SEND may need adaptations or an individualised approach to help them manage their behaviour.  We work with other professionals to support us in this planning.

Q: Who should I contact if I am considering whether my child should join Green Oaks or if  I have questions that are not answered through our SEND Information Report or Policy?    Please contact our Inclusion Leaders through the emails below or contact the school office.  

Accessibility

Accessibility Oakwood Infant Greenfields Junior
Fully Wheelchair Accessible Ramped access at rear of school. Split level with internal lift access.
Auditory/Visual Enhancements

No auditory enhancements [hearing loop]

 

Specialist Facilities/Equipment

Disabled toilets

Lift access

Oakwood Inclusion Lead (SENCO)

 Mrs Catherine Macdonald

inclusion@oakwood.hants.sch.uk

Greenfields Inclusion Leads (SENCO)

Mrs Dayle Gosling

Mrs Jen Hill

inclusion@greenfields-jun.hants.sch.uk

 

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Reporting Your Child's Absence 

All parents are required to inform their child's school if they are absent, this includes absence from remote learning.

If your child is unwell or self-isolating, please call the School Office Absence Line giving your child's name, class and state one of the following reasons for absence:

Reason 1:  Your child has suspected Coronavirus [this means they have symptoms]

Sample Message: "Mary Smith Ash Class Reason 1 - Test booked for today @ 10.30 am"

Reason 2: Your child has a confirmed positive test for Coronavirus

Sample Message: "Mary Smith Ash Class Reason 2 - Positive Case confirmed today @ 11.00 am"

Reason 4: Other illness or reason for absence [please give reason]

Sample Message: "Mary Smith Ash Class Reason 4 - upset tummy"