How do I speak to the SENCo/Inclusion Manager if I have a concern about my child?
If your child has English as an additional language then you need to talk to your child’s class teacher if you have concerns about your child’s needs. Your child’s class teacher will then discuss these concerns with the SENCo/Inclusion manager and will feedback to you what needs to happen next. If you still need to make an appointment with the SENCo/Inclusion Manager then you can make an appointment at the school office/call the school office or tell your child’s class teacher and the SENCo/Inclusion Manager will arrange an appointment at the next available time.
How will the SENCo/Inclusion Manager ensure the necessary people know about my child’s needs?
Your child will be assessed using an EAL (English as an additional language) assessment tool. Once completed, your child will have a support plan in place detailing the areas of need your child should be working on. This plan will be written by the class teacher and shared with all staff working with your child. Your child’s support plan will be reviewed biannually by the class teacher and any other staff working with your child. A copy of this review will be shared with and kept by the SENCo/Inclusion Manager.
How will my child’s progress be reviewed and when will I be invited into school to discuss this? Will my child be able to give their views?
Your child’s support plan will be reviewed biannually and your child will be part of this process throughout the academic year. Regular work and assessment will be undertaken by your child and staff working with your child throughout the year. Your child’s support plan will be shared with you on parent’s evenings or at another time arranged by the class teacher.
If my child needs extra support, will I always be spoken to about this?
Yes, you will be spoken to by your child’s class teacher first of all. A ‘note’ will be made during the meeting and you will be given a copy. If further discussion is needed then a meeting will be arranged either with your class teacher or with the SENCo/Inclusion Manager.
Will information that needs to be shared, be made clear and easy to understand?
The support plan for your child will be in child friendly language. Any documents concerning your child will be discussed with you and/or you will be given a copy and if you have any questions concerning the document then school will arrange a time to discuss it with you.