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;
- Through a review of a child’s SEN Support Plan or the Annual Review of their EHC Plan.
We appreciate that there will be times outside of the planned review meetings when parents may have concerns about how their child is getting on at school. To ensure that your concerns can be discussed thoroughly, we ask that parents make an appointment to speak to the class teacher at a time that is convenient for everyone as it is not always possible for teachers to meet without prior notice at the end of the school day.
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, discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO. The children have regular meetings with support staff to discuss their progress and support.
The SEND children attending our school are aged 4-11 years so consulting with them to seek their views about how we are meeting their needs has to be age appropriate, especially when some have communication difficulties.
We use the following strategies:
- Regular meetings and discussions with parents about what we have planned for their child and how to link this with interests and passions demonstrated at home
- Make close observations during school to identify the types of activities and experiences that most engage each child so these can be developed further and be used inform future planning
- Involve SEND children with planning their own activities and encouraging them to share what they would like to learn and participate with
- Discuss with the children their views on the progress they are making
- Extend any resources that they show a preference for
- Most importantly, ensure the children with SEND are happy, motivated and make expected levels of progress throughout their time in school