How do we support Children with SEND and track their progress?
All children and young people with SEND are valued, respected and equal members of the school. As such, provision for pupils with SEND is a matter for the school as a whole. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND. The Governing Body, Headteacher, SENCo and all other members of staff have important responsibilities to ensure access to the curriculum is fully inclusive. All pupils have the entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. All pupils with SEND are taught for all/most of the week with their peers in mainstream classes by class teachers and study the curriculum at the appropriate level for their ability. Pupils may sometimes be taught by a teaching assistant or teacher on an individual or small group basis.
With advice from and the support of the SENCo, teachers will match the learning to the needs and abilities of their pupils. They use a range of strategies to develop the pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills. Where appropriate, materials are modified or support is provided to enable pupils with SEND to access the learning or the assessment process. The school will endeavour to ensure that all staff are trained in areas of SEND to meet the needs of children in the way that best suits them.
The class teacher will plan and oversee appropriate provision for your child and this will be monitored by our SENCo. The individualized support plan will be regularly reviewed at the end of each short term to meet the changing needs of each individual child. This individual education support plan (a My Plan) will be shared with parents on a termly basis. Support may be planned within the classroom and provided by the class teacher or teaching assistant. Sometimes small groups or individual interventions will be put in place; these groups will usually be led by a teaching assistant and take place during the time when peers are usually engaged in similar areas of the curriculum. The SENCo will ensure that the information about a child’s SEN or EHC (Education Health Care) plan is shared and understood by teachers and all relevant staff who come into contact with that child.
The Headteacher carries out regular tracking of all pupils’ progress. Formal and informal assessment is ongoing in the classroom.
Parents consultation evenings are held three times a year, and parents are invited to meet additionally with the class teacher and/or SENDCo, should they require further opportunity to discuss the support for their child.
For children with an EHC Plan (Education Health and Care Plan), formal reviews are held annually normally in the Summer Term, with the child, parents, school and all appropriate agencies are invited to attend.