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HOW DOES THE SCHOOL KNOW IF CHILDREN NEED EXTRA HELP?

  • Some children start school with a diagnosis or with specialist support/advice already in place.
     

  • Parent’s views are listened to. 

    Sometimes parents provide the school with information from external professionals or new diagnoses.

     

  • Children’s views are listened to. Each child has a 1:1 meeting every half term with their class teacher to discuss academic and social progress.
     

  • Some children’s needs will be identified through the daily focussed observations carried out by ALL class teachers and teaching assistants. If concerns arise these will be discussed immediately with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and parents informed if needed.
     

  • Every half term, each class has a ‘Pupil Progress Meeting’ where the senior leadership team (including the SENCo) meet with each class teacher to talk through the progress of EVERY child in the class and decide if any extra support is needed to allow every child to reach their potential both academically and socially. Parents will be informed if their child receives extra support.
     

  • If your child is identified as not making progress (academically or socially) despite extra support, the school will set up a meeting to discuss this with you. 

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