Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s needs? How can I talk to them about my child if I need to?

People

Summary of responsibilities

Class teacher

Speech and language therapists
Occupational therapists
Music therapists
Physiotherapists
Nursing team

He/ She is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all children have access to a curriculum that is adapted to meet their individual needs.
  • Ensuring that individual children are assessed to identify specific learning needs.
  • Carrying out baseline assessments when children arrive at school and using this information to accurately identify areas of need
  • Writing Personal Learning Plans (PLP), also sometimes called Individual Education Plans (IEP), sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term
  • Ensuring that all members of staff working with your child in school are aware of your child’s individual needs and/or conditions and what they need to enable them to learn and make progress
  • Ensuring that all staff members working with your child in school are supported to deliver planned work/programmes for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve input from external specialists
  • Maintaining a daily dialogue between school and parents, through the home/ school contact book, about how a child’s day has been. We also welcome telephone calls and visits

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Senior Leadership Team

They are responsible for:

  • Coordinating all  support for all children
  • Developing the school’s provision to ensure that every child receives a consistent, high quality response to identified 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 their progress
    • included in the process of planning ahead
  • Liaising with all the other people who might contribute to and support your child’s learning e.g. Educational Psychology.
  • Supporting your child’s class teacher to write the Personal Learning Plans (PLP), which specify the targets set for your child
  • Leading and co-ordinating Annual Review meetings
  • Ensuring staffing levels are appropriate in meeting the needs of your child.
  • Making sure that staff are provided with high quality training so they are aware of, and confident in meeting, the needs of your child and others within our school

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Executive Headteacher and Co-Headteachers

They are responsible for:

  • The overall strategic development of the school
  • The day to day leadership and management of all aspects of the school.
  • Ensuring that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues arising in
  • the school

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Governing Body

Members are 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 visits to understand and monitor the support given to children within the school and being part of the process to ensure your child achieves his/her potential

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