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. The children take an active role with setting their outcomes and discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO. The children have regular meetings with 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 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 to 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.
If your child is on the SEN register they will have a SEN Support Plan, which will have individual 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 an Education Health Care Plan, which means that a formal meeting will take place to discuss your child’s progress.
We value and celebrate each child being able to express their views on all aspects of school life. This is usually carried out through the School Council and regular class meetings where any issues can be raised.
Children who have Support Plans discuss their targets with their teacher. There is an annual pupil questionnaire where we actively seek the viewpoints of children especially concerning being able to speak to an adult if they have a worry.
If your child has an EHCP (Education Health & Care Plan) their views will be sought before any review meetings. The SENCO will work with all outside agencies that are involved in the welfare of your child.