The Outreach Service at Greenmead School supports pupils with a physical disability who attend Wandsworth mainstream primary schools. The work of the service is to support mainstream settings to meet the needs of this group of pupils. There is a small but growing number of pupils with complex physical disabilities in full-time mainstream provision. A specialist teacher who is experienced in working with children with physical disabilities can provide support and advice in some or all of the following areas as appropriate to the individual needs of each school and pupil:
Manual handling including providing training for school staff and support around writing Moving and Handling Risk Assessments
ICT including specialist hardware and software to enable curriculum access and recording work (in liaison with CENMAC)
Curriculum assessment and differentiation, particularly for pupils with a physical disability who are working below age-related expectations
Loan of specialist resources
Support with IEPs and Annual Reviews
Liaison with other professionals involved with each child as required
There are a small but growing number of pupils at Greenmead School who require access to mainstream opportunities. This may be organised in different ways according to the individual needs of each pupil but includes:
½ day per week spent at a mainstream school close to Greenmead and supported by a member of staff from Greenmead.
A full day per week spent at a mainstream school and supported by a member of staff from Greenmead
A formalised dual placement between a mainstream school and Greenmead (i.e. Statement names both schools)
For some pupils, this may eventually result in a transition to full-time mainstream education. For others, it may be a long-term dual placement requiring time spent at both mainstream and Greenmead schools each week.
The Friends of Greenmead (FOG) is the registered charity of Greenmead School. It depends on the support of parents, friends and staff for its success. Through FOG’s fundraising activities, Greenmead pupils have access to a range of facilities which would not otherwise be available. This includes funding Music Therapy. New parents are encouraged to join. If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact the school office or go to www.justgiving.co.uk
Charity Name: Friends of Greenmead Charity No.: 1012795