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At Green Lane Primary Academy we are committed to inclusive education and believe that all children have a right to a broad and well balanced education under the National Curriculum. All children with special education needs can make good progress if their needs are correctly identified and provided for with appropriate levels of resource.

Children who have Special Educational needs within Green Lane Primary Academy are fully integrated into the normal classroom situation.

Our Inclusion Curriculum Leader has overall responsibility for special needs and determines and co-ordinates the staff and the action needed to help children with both the curriculum and the social and behavioural aspects of attending school.

Staff working in the Inclusion Team are also responsible for liaison with outside professional agencies and provide support for staff, children and parents. To address the difficulties facing some children, we ask for the help and support of parents in order that positive working partnerships are developed.


Green Lane Primary Academy is happy to admit children with special education needs if that decision is felt to be the best way forward for the child, for the other children in the school and for the good use of available resources. We need to bear in mind the fact that parts of the school building are not presently adapted in any special way.

Identification and Assessment

If parents feel that their child has special educational needs they are welcome to approach the Head Teacher, the child’s class teacher or the Inclusion staff at any time to discuss their concerns.

Many children have special educational needs at some time during their school career, eg. following a prolonged illness or an emotional disturbance and at such times may need extra help and support for a temporary period. Some children may have significant learning difficulties which require a greater input over a much longer period of time.

A child with special educational needs may be identified before he or she begins school by parents, doctors, health visitors or other specialists. In school, however, we follow identification assessment and procedures which are in line with the Department for Education’s  Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice. We have regular meetings to review each child’s progress and set targets for their development. These targets are shared with parents and children.

As a whole school we aim to identify learning difficulties as follows:

  • A child who has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
  • A child who has a disability which either prevents or hinders progress – this could be medical, behavioural, sensory, or a speech or language disorder


The Inclusion Team co-ordinates our provision and adopts a staged response to individual pupil needs. Where children are identified as having Special Education Needs they are entered on our SEN register and a Sen Support Plan  is drawn up to address their needs and assist their development. All children who are on the Special Needs Register experience a differentiated curriculum and individual attention from our Special Needs Teaching Assistants. Sen Support Plans  are regularly reviewed  and the outcomes of those reviews are discussed with parents. Parents are consulted and included at every step as advised in the Code of Practice. We value the views of parents concerning their children’s learning and also hope that parents will work in partnership with us to address their children’s learning difficulties.

In addition we also have experienced Teaching Assistants to support children in class, in small groups and individually.

Children who, despite this programme, fail to make suitable progress and fall well below age expectations, may need additional support or provision over and above what we can provide in Green Lane. In order for this child’s needs to be fully reviewed and the correct provision established these children need to go through an assessment process which may lead to an Education Health Care Plan.  Again parents will be fully involved at all stages of this process.

SEND Information Report 

As required by legislation we publish a SEND Information Report which is regularly updated.  The report outlines our complete offer for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.  Please click on the link below to access this report.

SEND Information Report

Local Offers

For more information on the Middlesbrough, Darlington and Redcar and Cleveland Local Offers, please click on one of the following links.

Middlesbrough Local Offer

Darlington Local Offer

Redcar and Cleveland Local Offer


Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.