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 targets, discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO. The children have regular meetings with support staff to discuss their progress and support.
Ensuring that all children attending All Saints’ Catholic Primary School receive provision that maximises their enjoyment and achievement is central to all we offer. Consultation with children and families is key to securing success in this area.
As some of the SEND children attending our school are still very young, consulting with them to seek their views about how we are meeting their needs, has to be age appropriate, especially when many often have communication difficulties. It also means that very have to ensure that we work closely with families.
To find out what our child think and feel, we use the following strategies:
- Have 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.
- 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 setting and reviewing their own targets in an informal way with their teacher or teaching assistant.
- Most importantly, ensure the children with SEND are happy, motivated and make expected levels of progress throughout their time in school
As many of the SEND children are too young to discuss their needs more formally, the school works closely with parents and carers in the support of those children with special educational needs and disabilities. We encourage an active partnership through an ongoing dialogue with parents and carers. Parents and carers have much to contribute to our support for children with special educational needs and disabilities. We believe that the help of parents is particularly important in supporting the progress made by each child and we will consult with them when decisions need to be made. Careful records of each child’s work, progress and achievements are kept and reviewed in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
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;
- An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;
- Through a review of a child’s SEN Support Plan or the Annual Review of their Statement of SEN or EHC Plan.
The teaching staff are always willing to discuss children’s work and progress with parents at any time. We discuss with parents any outside intervention and we share the process of decision-making by providing clear information relating to the education of children with special educational needs and disabilities. In addition Parents’ Evenings are arranged for the Autumn and Spring terms. An end of year written report is prepared for parents in July of each year and information about levels of attainment and targets are sent out each term.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.