Whilst we continue to stay open, there is no obligation to send your young person in. We also ask that you carefully assess the risk around sending your young person to school. Government guidance is that for the vast majority: THE SAFEST PLACE IS HOME.
A warm welcome to our school website.
Greenvale is Lewisham’s community special school for children and young people between the ages of 11 and 19 years who have significant learning difficulties including those with an additional diagnosis of autism, and those with additional medical needs. Many pupils have additional physical and sensory disabilities and some of our young people have profound and multiple learning difficulties. . We cater for young people with different levels of learning difficulty through our pathways approach which specifies their learning and provision pathway. Some of our young people come to us from specialist provision whilst others have been through mainstream primary provision.
The school is a beautiful, purpose built, state of the art Teaching and Learning environment on a site adjacent to Forster Park School in Waters Road North Downham. Our fantastic facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, specialist teaching rooms, small individual and group rooms, a library and dedicated play leisure and garden spaces.
We teach all areas of the national curriculum differentiated to the student’s individual learning needs. Our curriculum is age-appropriate, stimulating and exciting We have a sixth form wing for post 16 students where the curriculum has a very adult, work related emphasis and encourages students to make active choices.
All experienced, skilled staff and professionals work together positively at Greenvale to create the best outcomes for our young people.
Visits to the school are always welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office.
Thank you for your interest in our school. We hope to provide you with a flavour of our school community, its values and atmosphere.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please take a look at our new Covid tab which will give you helpful tips and information regarding services during this time.
Also there are helpful Covid related items such as Social stories in our homework pages. Let us know if you cannot access them. Every family received a letter with pathway information and log in details.
Thank you for responding to our request for any updated email addresses. Please do ensure we have all your correct details so that we can text message you and email you. If in doubt email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenvale remains open however, we are conducting daily risk assessments of safe staff/student ratios. Please be aware that all of our young people have been identified as vulnerable according to government guidance. Therefore, it is important that you assess the potential risk to your son / daughter before considering sending them to school.
We are stringently assessing the health of all of our young people and will send home anybody with symptoms of ill health during this current period. You may not be asked to self-isolate according to your symptoms but you will be asked to keep your young person home until they are completely symptom free. Your son/ daughter does not have to attend school.
Government guidance states that for the vast majority the safest place is home. We are currently open but
- Prioritising places the children of key workers where there is no other means for their children to be cared for in the home setting
- Prioritising places for young people that are considered particularly vulnerable. We will liaise with parents/carers and a full range of professionals; the consensus must be that school is a safer setting than home – this would be in exceptional circumstances only
- Structuring the school environment to follow the strict social distancing rules implemented on school settings by updated government guidance. This will result in a reduced capacity
We strongly advise that parents think in detail about where the best setting is that will best ensure their young persons’ safety. This should be done before communicating to the school your wish that your young person would like to return to school.
Following a risk assessment key workers will be offered a place in accordance with their shifts and our most vulnerable young people will be offered places. These may not all be full time places.
Please consider the risks carefully.
If you need urgent non-medical help please contact Children with disabilities team on: 020 7138 1272 / 020 7138 1275
If you need medical assistance please visit https://111.nhs.uk/ or dial 111
If you need urgent medical assistance, please dial 999.
Stay well and take care.
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