Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Our school hosts the Deaf Resource Base (DRB) for Wirral.
This is part of Wirral's ‘local offer’ for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Our Deaf children are valued members of our school and fully included in all aspects of school life. They learn alongside their mainstream peers in class and additional support is provided in the Base classroom, where appropriate. This includes specialist speech therapy, sign language lessons and support for curriculum work, where needed.
The Deaf children are encouraged to have a positive Deaf identity and have regular sessions where they study BSL with a Deaf teacher and a Teacher of Deaf.
Pupils throughout the school are encouraged to value the cultural diversity that our Deaf children bring to the school and have the opportunity to learn BSL in a club, during assemblies and of course, on the playground!
The Base enhances the inclusive ethos that is already embedded at Greenleas.
Wirral Local Offer - http://www.localofferwirral.org
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer is a single entry point for all information on the Wirral. It has information about the different services on offer for children and young people. This includes education, health and social care.
What is the School Information Report?
The School Information Report gives you information about how children with special educational needs and disability are supported at Greenleas.
It sets out what we can offer both you, as parents or carers, and your child.
What do I do if I have a concern that my child might have special educational needs?
Come and talk to us- no problem is too small! If it is something that you, as a parent, are concerned about, then it is something to share with us.
Your first point of contact is your child's teacher. They will be able to discuss your child's progress and any difficulties they may be having? Your child's teacher may suggest some further observation or assessment in order to collect more information and will make a note of your concerns. They may then suggest discussing your child's specific needs with Mrs Higgerson- our Schools Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator or SENCo for short. That's not a very friendly sounding title but she is much more friendly and approachable in real life!