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 outcomes and discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO. The children have regular meetings with staff to discuss their progress and support.
As with everything related to your child in our school – they have an opinion and voice that is listened to. At child centered reviews (for children with EHCPs) your child is invited to the review, where appropriate, and is able to join in the discussion about how their learning is going.
They all write their views prior to the meeting to submit their own ideas with the help of our SEND staff. Children at the Support Plan phase are actively involved in reviewing their termly targets and have the opportunity to add their comments to the plan as it progresses as well as completing a ‘My Views’ with staff members / parents to ensure wishes and feelings are captured in the children’s plans. At New Brancepeth we build effective relationships that with our children, which means that we have regular, conversations with our children leading to a very clear picture of what our children enjoy, what works and what they need.
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 regular reviews of their child’s SEN Support Plan/ EHC Plan.
We value the contribution that parents can make to their child’s education and both school and home must work hard at this important aspect of school life. You are always welcome to call in and see how your child is doing, so long as you let us know prior to your visit.
For children who have an EHCP we expect parents to attend an annual meeting, this is known as an ‘Annual Review’. This is a statutory, however we endeavour to meet parents regularly throughout the year to review progress. For children who are in receipt of a school ‘SEN Support Plan’ we hold termly meetings to plan learning targets for the following term by reviewing children’s current SEN Support Plans.