Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND
Teachers/SENCO and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes. The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. Where appropriate, children take an active role with setting their outcomes and discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO. Staff discuss their progress and support regularly with children.
Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support. Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.
There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:
- Termly parents/ carers evenings;
- Ongoing discussions with a class teacher and/or SENCO;
- An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;
- Through regular reviews of their child’s SEN Support Plan/ EHC Plan.
We offer an open door policy where you are welcome any time to make an appointment to meet with either the class teacher or SENCO and discuss how your child is getting on. We offer advice and practical ways that you can help your child at home. We provide regular homework to support and complement the work carried out in school.
We believe that your child’s education should be a partnership between parents and teachers, therefore we aim to keep communication channels open and communicate regularly, especially if your child has complex needs. Sometimes, we offer a direct link to the SENCO through Class Dojo where she can be easily contacted to address and questions or concerns. This is in addition to your child’s class teacher, who you will also be able to contact vis Class Dojo. This ensures that we can all work together and there is a constant line of communication.
If your child is on the SEN register they will have an SEN Support Plan, which will have individual / group targets. This is sent home on a termly basis and parents are invited should they wish to talk through the targets. The targets set are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time scaled) targets with the expectation that the child will achieve the target by the time it is reviewed.
If your child has more complex SEND they may have a Statement of SEN or an Education Health Care Plan, which means that a formal meeting will take place to discuss your child’s progress and reports are regularly written.