Open and Honest Communication
How to speak to the SEN team if you have a concern or question
If you are concerned about the learning of your child the first person to speak to about your child would be the class teacher. They may direct you to the SENCo.
If the need is emotional then you could speak to someone in our pastoral team.
We may not always be available to speak to straight away so you could do the following:
- Please ring the office and leave a message and a contact number
- Make an appointment to see the relevant person.
- Contact us by email
Learning – firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Base- email@example.com
How we will try to make the information easy and clear to understand regarding your child
You can read our SEN Policy on the website. This details how we identify and assess children who have additional needs.
Our SEN governor is called Kerry Hastings.
What happens if there are concerns?
Parent/Teacher raises a concern
All concern meet to produce a plan to meet
the needs of the child
Intervention and provision are put into place
then they are reviewed
If concerns still exist then SENCo would refer to
an outside agency for specialist advice
What are the names of the agencies that might become involved with your child
Pupil and School Support (PSS)
Communication and Autism Team (CAT)
Visual Support Team (VI)
Physical Difficulties School Support PDSS)
Education Psychologist (EP)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
Speech Therapist from the community
Speech Therapist from Traded Services
How we will make sure the relevant people know about your child’s needs
The SEN team will always discuss with you if they feel your child needs additional support. Staff working with your child will be informed.
If outside agency involvement is needed then the suggestions from these professionals will be used to help support learning.
Medical needs are recorded on a care plan and are reviewed regularly.
Any learning needs are recorded on an Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
Any children with complex needs may have an Education Health and Care. These are written using a Person Centred Review. This process involves the whole family.
Mrs J Barrow and Mrs J Valdmanis are both trained to carry out person centred reviews.
What happens when your child moves schools
If your child moves to a new school then the SENCo from both schools make sure that any necessary information is shared.
If your child is starting with us in reception then we will talk to their previous nursery to find out as much information as possible about their individual needs.
We arrange a home visit before your child starts in reception as Early Years staff like to see children in their home environment.
When your child moves from year 6 to secondary school the SEN team will send all relevant information regarding your child’s special educational needs. Extra transition visits can also be arranged.