Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND

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.

How often do we meet to review progress?
We have regular teacher pupil conferences as part of our marking policy. When documentation for SEN pupils is reviewed the children, where appropriate, will be involved in the reviewing of targets and in the setting of new ones.

A review of your child’s progress will take place once a term; for some children more regular reviews may be needed. The SENCO will arrange the reviews and will invite parents, outside agencies involved with your child, class teachers and where appropriate your child will also be included in the review process. The review will take place in school at a time that is convenient for parents to attend.

The purpose of the review is to evaluate the progress of your child against the targets that have been set. The review process is an opportunity to update information, identify success and set new challenging targets.

For those children who are in receipt of a Special Educational Needs Statement an annual review is carried out each year to discuss progress, identify targets and the level of support needed to achieve the targets identified.

Monitoring Progress
We have a whole school system for monitoring progress. At the end of each half term children are assessed against National Expectations. Children’s progress is measured and recorded in an individual portfolio book. This booklet tracks children’s progress throughout their time in our school and serves to illustrate to parents the progress children have made both throughout the year and across key stages.

Targets set in the IEP are reviewed as part of this process and where necessary are updated with parents at review meetings.