Who will be working with my child?

Your child will work mainly with the staff within the year group including the teachers and support staff. The following information details the roles of different staff members who may be involved in ensuring your child’s educational progress and welfare:

The SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator)
Responsible for:

  • Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.

  • Ensuring that you are:

    • involved in supporting your child’s learning

    • kept informed about the support your child is getting

    • involved in reviewing how they are doing

  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology etc...

  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are records of your child’s progress and needs.

  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.

  • Work with teachers and support staff to write and review ‘My Plans’ for pupils with additional needs. Sharing ‘My Plans’ with parents/carers and pupils.

     

    Class teacher
    Responsible for:

  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support) and letting the SENDCo know as necessary.

  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.

  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

    Headteacher
    Responsible for:

  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.

  • He will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.

He must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.

SEN Governor
Responsible for:

Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.

There is also a designated teacher for Looked After Children who is responsible for ensuring that the needs of children who are in the care of the local authority are identified and monitored in a similar way to those with SEND.

How does our school ensure that the information about a child’s SEND or EHC (Education and Health Care) plan is shared and understood by teachers and relevant staff who come into contact with that child?

Teachers and support staff attend annual reviews for Education and Health Care plans for current pupils and also those who will be transferring into their year group the following year. They have a file containing all reports and previous plans for the children in their year group and will be informed by the SENCo if there are any changes/updates/new reports that are relevant.