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 targets, discussing them with their Teacher Tutor and Personal Tutor and where appropriate the Deputy Head/SENCO.
The children have regular meetings with support staff to discuss their progress and support.
The school has an active Junior Leadership Team consisting of a representative for each classgroup selected by their peers in a secret ballot. This is one forum for pupils to air their views, however every pupil has a personal tutor, all staff are accessible to pupils, there are meetings at the start of each day and on Friday late morning where pupils are encouraged to share their thoughts. At termly PAMs meetings pupils are encouraged to complete a questionnaire with their views.
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 Progress and Achievement Meetings (PAMs) that parents/carers are invited to;
- Ongoing discussions with their child’s Personal Tutor;
- An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;
- Through the Annual Review of their Statement of SEN or EHC Plan.
At the PAMs meetings parents are encouraged to complete a questionnaire about their views.