If you have concerns about the development, progress or well being of your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. They will listen to your concerns so that together you can decide how best to support your child. There are many reasons why children experience difficulties and it does not necessarily mean that they have special educational needs. Many children need short periods of extra support to help them at different points in their learning.
We build the identification of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) into our overall approach to monitoring the progress and development of all children at our school. Each child’s current skills and levels of attainment are assessed on entry. Class teachers make regular assessments of progress for all children. Where children are falling behind or making inadequate progress given their age or starting point, we will invite you to discuss this with the class teacher. In some cases it will be the parent / carer who first raises the possibility of Special Educational Needs to the school. We will listen to your aspirations for your child and together with your child, plan what to do next.
You are always welcome to speak to Alison Edwards our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). Appointments can be made through the school office. Between her teaching commitments Alison is available 4 days a week. Alison has a wealth of knowledge to support children with a wide range of needs and she is more than happy to meet and support parents.