Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?

Class teacher

Role and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that all children have access to good/outstanding teaching and that the curriculum is adapted to meet your child’s individual needs.
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need, this could be things like targeted work, giving additional support or delivery of specific catch up programmes and discussing amendments with the Assistant Head for Inclusion (SENCO) as necessary.
  • Writing SEN Support Plans and discussing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.

The Assistant Head for Inclusion and Attainment (SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

Mrs. S. Gilmore

Responsible for:

  • Coordinating all of the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Monitoring the support your child is receiving.
  • Ensuring that you are:
  • Involved in supporting your child’s learning
  • Kept informed about the support your child is receiving
  • Involved in reviewing how they are doing
  • Involved in planning their next steps for learning
  • Liaising with all of the people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology, Learning Support Advisory Teacher etc as necessary.
  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all of the SEND needs of pupils in the school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • Monitoring and providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school as necessary so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.

The Head Teacher

Ms. D. West

Responsible for:

  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this included the support for children with SEND.
  • The Head Teacher will give responsibility to the Assistant Head for Inclusion and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
  • The Head Teacher must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school related to SEND.

SEN Governor

Mrs. J. Rylands

Responsible for:

  • Ensuring the school has an up to date SEND Information Report.
  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.
  • Making visits to understand and review the support given to children with SEND in the school and being part of the process to ensure your child achieves their potential in school.
  • Report to the rest of the Governing Body on the success of SEND provision within the school.

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