Special educational needs and disability (SEND)
We hope you will enjoy reading about the variety of ways in which we support SEND students to reach their full potential.
What should I do if I think my child has special educational needs (SEN+D)?
Contact your child’s class teacher to discuss any concerns.
Together you will decide on a plan of action.
The Special Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SEN+DCo) will be informed and if appropriate, the child will be placed on the Special Needs Register.
Targets may be put together or outside agency may be requested.
Interim SENDCo- Mr Andrew Clarke AClarke3@hogsthorpeprimary.co.uk
What should I do if I think my child has special educational needs (SEN)?
- Contact your child’s class teacher to discuss any concerns.
- Together you will decide on a plan of action.
- The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) will be informed and if appropriate, the child will be placed on the Special Needs Register.
- Targets may be put together or an outside agency may be requested.
Interim SENCO - Mr Andrew Clarke
SEN Governor - Ellis Jacklin
How will the school respond to my concerns?
- Initial concerns may be discussed at parent consultations.
- Further meetings may take place with or without the SENCO, depending on the needs of the child.
- Assessments or observations may be requested by external agencies to support with setting suitable targets.
- A termly support plan will be put together, if your child appears to have special educational needs, including specific targets.
- The plan will be shared with the pupil, parents and supporting adults.
- The targets will be reviewed with pupils and parents within three months.
How will the school decide if my child needs extra support?
- Decisions would be made based on both formal and informal methods including:
- Adult observations over a period of time (by class teacher, teaching assistants, midday supervisors)
- Monitoring data (collected and analysed every term)
- Pupil discussion - do they find something challenging ? (this could be academic, communication, social, emotional or behavioural, physical)
- Discussion with parents.
What will school do to support my child?
Ultimately, your child’s targets will be set and their progress monitored by the class teacher, however they may receive support from Teaching Assistants, other teachers or agency support workers (see below for more details).
The process of providing support may include:
- Scaffolds to support children access the learning in class so that they access abroad and balanced curriculum.
- Different intervention groups for learning.
- External agency support.
- Individuals, such as Teaching Assistants, may give one to one support in cases where the needs of a child are complex and severe.
- Using specific resources to support learning where necessary.
- Using data to track the effectiveness of the intervention.
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To view our SEND Information Report and Policies please download the documents below.