In compliance with the Code of Practice 2014, the school makes itself aware of children who need support with their work. This is completed through close transition work with local schools, and this commitment continues with your child’s transition to their next school.
How much support will my child receive?
This depends very much upon your child’s needs. We aim to keep a balance between supporting your child’s understanding and growth in confidence with encouraging them to become more independent. If your child is already identified as having SEND or needs support, we will endeavour to provide access to the whole curriculum, through differentiation of work, use of TA support and interventions. Some children without a diagnosis of SEND will need additional support, and some with a diagnosis will need no support to access the curriculum. The SEN register is fluid, and should reflect progress in your child’s work. If a pupil is able to access the curriculum with no addition interventions (not including Quality First Teaching and reasonable adjustments), then your child may be taken off of the SEND register. If this happens, a conversation between the school and home will take place.
If your child will benefit, a School Support Plan (SSP) will be suggested, and interventions will be put into place to support them. If a more radical intervention is needed, we will seek your consent, and explain what the intervention is and how it will support your child. We endeavour to refer to external agencies for support, when appropriate. The external services are under pressure themselves, and sometimes they are not able to support us at the time it is requested.
It is also helpful if we are told of situations that may upset your child temporarily so that we may support them appropriately in school. As some stage in a child’s school year nearly all will require some additional support and understanding.
What if my child has an EHCP?
The SENCO will already have been made aware of the EHCP, and transition to Ralph Sadleir would be of the utmost importance in preparation for their transfer to us. The EHCP will be reviewed annually by all stakeholders, where your child’s progress will be reviewed, along with the support the school is putting into place.
Who do I speak to if I am worried?
Your first port of call should always be your child’s class teacher or tutor. If you need to speak to someone regarding a specific issue with your child’s special educational needs you can contact the SENDCo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our SENDCo is Mrs V. Wilson