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. The children take an active role with setting their targets, discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO. The children have regular meetings with support staff to discuss their progress and support.
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 a review of a child’s SEN Support Plan or the Annual Review of their EHC Plan.
Consultation with families is key to securing success in this area. The SEND children attending our school are aged 4-11 years so consulting with them to seek their views about how we are meeting their needs has to be age appropriate, especially when they have communication difficulties.
We use the following strategies:
- Have regular meetings and discussions with parents about what we have planned for their child
- Make close observations during school to identify the types of activities and experiences that most engage each child so these can be developed further and be used to inform future planning
- Provide resources to support progress and development
- Most importantly, ensure the children with SEND are happy, motivated and make expected levels of progress throughout their time in school
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.