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Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning or Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Co-Head teachers: Mrs A Wallis and Mrs A Staiano are responsible for:
- The day to day assistance in all aspects of school life, this includes the support and provision for children with SEND.
- They will give responsibility to the SENCO and class teachers, but they are responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
- They must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.
- Ensuring we follow statutory guidance for all pupils including children with special educational needs and or with a disability.
The SENCO: Mrs Sarah Brown, is responsible for:
- Coordinating support for children with special educational needs and /or with a disability (SEND) and developing the school’s SEN Policy to make sure all children have access to high quality teaching and provision.
- Supporting teaching staff in the identification of special educational needs, providing guidance and practical advice to remove barriers to learning and deploying support staff appropriately.
- Reviewing your child’s progress and planning ahead for your child
- Liaising with other agencies who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning, for example: Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology, School Nurse etc.
- Monitoring provision maps and the impact of interventions.
- Providing specialist support and training for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help pupils with SEN to achieve the best possible outcomes in school.
- Applying for or reviewing Education Health Care Plans for children with more severe or complex needs.
- Ensuring that you are involved in supporting your child’s learning.
The SEN Governor is responsible for:
- Making sure that the school has an up to date SEND policy.
- Making sure that the school has appropriate provision and has made necessary adaptations to meet the needs of all children in the school.
- Making sure that the appropriate and necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEN and/or disabilities.
- Making visits to understand and monitor the support given to children with SEND in the school and being part of the process to ensure your child achieves his/her potential in school.
The Class Teacher is responsible for:
- Ensuring that all children have access to good teaching and that the curriculum is adapted to the individual needs of all learners (also known as differentiation.)
- Monitoring the progress of all children in their class and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help that may be needed (this could be things like targeted work, additional support, adapting resources) and discussing amendments with the SENCO as necessary.
- Keeping you informed about the support your child is getting.
- Writing provision maps with the parallel teacher and reviewing these with the SENCO and literacy and leadership team as part of the assessment process to inform Pupil Progress Meetings each half term.
- Ensuring that all members of staff working within school are aware of children’s individual needs and /or conditions within their class, and what specific adjustments need to be made to enable all pupils to be included and make progress.
- Ensuring that the school’s SEN Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with SEND.
The Teaching Assistant is responsible for:
We welcome daily dialogue between parents and TAs about how your child is getting on at school and we do actively encourage this continued feedback.
- A Teaching Assistant (TA) may be allocated to a pupil with exceptional special educational needs and/or disabilities or they might be trained to deliver group or individual interventions. Their role is guided by your child’s class teacher and the SENCO. Whilst they take a very valuable role in your child’s education, we would prefer that questions regarding your child’s learning and progress are directed initially to the class teacher and/or SENCO.