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.
At South Stanley Junior School we want to ensure that every child receives provision which maximises their enjoyment and achievement.
We recognise that consultation with pupils and their families is central to securing success in this area. In order to ensure that pupils and their families feel fully involved in their SEND provision we use the following strategies:
- Regular conversations with parents to discuss their child’s progress in school, what we are doing to help and any concerns/suggestions the family have.
- We believe that pupils should be fully involved in reflecting upon their learning and how well they are doing. Teachers and teaching assistants use many ways to enable pupils to consider their strengths and to express any difficulties they may be experiencing.
- We encourage an open door policy. We recognise that parents may have concerns at any time in the school year and we would encourage parents not to wait until the next meeting to discuss these. Parents are always welcome to pop into school to see someone – if we can’t see them there and then, we will make an appointment to do so as soon as possible.
- ‘Bubble time’ is just one of the strategies we use to make sure pupils know they can speak to a member of staff any time they have worries/concerns or just need a little reassurance.
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.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.