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Who is the best person to help my child if they have difficulties with learning/ SEN or Disability?

 

Class teachers

 

  • High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils in all lessons.
  • Check on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be targeted work or additional support) and letting the Special Education Needs/Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENCO) know as necessary.
  • Work with the other staff, parents and the pupil to create and update Passports to Learning. To create 3-4 small, achievable targets in which everyone can work together to achieve.
  • Reviewing these Passports to Learning at least 3 times a year to ensure the targets are being met and progress is made.
  • Personalised teaching and learning for your child as identified on the school’s provision map.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEN Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEN.

 

Support staff

​​Are required to work alongside the classroom teacher to provide extra in class support and regular interventions for your child.

 
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator [SENCO] - Jemma Galbraith
  • The SENCO has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEND policy and co-ordinating of specific provision made to support your child.

  • Provide professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching for your child and works closely with staff, parents and other agencies. 

  • Work with professionals providing a support role to families to ensure that your child receives appropriate support and high quality teaching.

  • To use provision maps and data to look at the progress your child has made (after each term).

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    Head Teacher - Mrs Johnson

    In addition to supporting and liaising with the SENCO, the Head teacher is responsible for:

    ·         Oversee the use of financial resources, staffing levels and staff deployment.

    ·         Develop policies on class organisation/pupil groupings.

    ·         Provide staff development, in-service training for governors, teachers and teaching assistants.

    ·         Have regard to the SEND code in all school planning. [School Improvement Plan].

     

    Governors - Mick Gamble

    Governors are informed by the Head teacher/ SENCO through annual reports and during regular meetings. They are also responsible for -

    ·         Develop and monitor the school’s SEND policy.

    ·         Ensure he is up-to-date and knowledgeable about the school’s SEND provision, including how funding, equipment and personnel are used.

    ·          Make sure that SEND is an important part of the school improvement plan.

    ·          Make sure that the quality of SEND provision is continually monitored.

    ·          Establish appropriate staffing and funding.

    ·          Endeavour to secure necessary provision.

     

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