We recognise parents as the first and foremost educators of their children and appreciate the unique knowledge they hold about them. Through termly parent’s evenings and less formal contact with teachers and other school staff between meetings, we aim to develop a relationship where information is shared as fully as possible in order to personalise learning and support the holistic development of our children.
Half termly meetings between class teachers, the head teacher and special educational needs co-ordinator enable early identification of any difficulties to take place and provision to be made. At this stage, the personalised support which has been agreed is put in place by class teachers, which may be individual or in a small group with a teaching assistant and may take place within class or in one of our other learning areas. Children also have access to our Learning Hub, a quiet room where children can work individually, supported by a teaching assistant or key worker. Where more specific support is required, the special educational needs co-ordinator will liaise with the class teacher, parent, child and external agencies to produce an individual Provision Map (PM), which sets out the SEN support and specific targets, additional provision required and review timescales. At this point a child will be put onto our SEND Register. Parents may be invited in more frequently to review progress or to meet with external professionals. Provision Maps are reviewed in October, March and July.