How will both you and I know how my child is doing at school, and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
The class teacher will:
- Check the progress of your child and identify, plan and deliver any additional help your child may need. (This could be targeted work or additional support).
- The class teacher will liaise with the Special educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).
- Take responsibility for writing Pupil Progress targets and Individual Education Plan targets, ensure these are delivered effectively and will assess the outcomes of the provision.
- Will ensure high standard Quality First Teaching for your child, and will ensure personalised teaching and learning as necessary for your child.
- Will ensure the SEN policy is implemented in their classroom.
- Will facilitate regular communication between home and school. This will vary depending on the needs of the child, but you will have at least one formal meeting a term to discuss your child’s SEN, and in addition to this you will receive regular updates via the Home School Book and in some cases there will be a daily communication book.
- Will provide weekly Home learning for your child which enhances the delivery of the curriculum and supports dialogue between home and school about learning.
- Will, in conjunction with the Key Stage leader and curriculum leaders provide regular parent workshops to advise you how to support your child.
- Will be available to meet with you, via appointment, at any time to discuss your child’s SEN
The SENCO (Mrs J Dormer) will:
- Develop and review the school SEN policy.
- Co-ordinate all support for children with SEN or disability.
- Ensure the continuous cycle of monitoring and assessment takes place so that suitability of provision for your child is maximised.
- Ensure the SEN governor is fully involved and informed through termly updates.
- Ensure that you are involved in supporting your child’s learning, kept informed about your child’s progress, and are involved in reviewing how your child is performing.
- Liaise with external professionals who may be involved in supporting your child’s learning. Eg. Speech and Language therapist, occupational therapist.
- Maintain SEN records
- Act as a facilitator, and offer “expert” advice to staff supporting your child, so that staff are able to support your child to reach their full potential.
The Headteacher (Mrs J Farbon) will:
- Be responsible for the day to day management of the school, including those pupils with SEND.
- Delegate the day to day management of SEND to the SENCO, but she is still ultimately responsible for your child’s needs being met.
- Ensure that the governing body are kept up to date by the SENCO about issues relating to SEND.
The SEN Governor (Mr G Massey) will:
- Ensure that Cranfield Church of England Academy delivers its statutory responsibilities linked to SEND.
- Report to the Full Governing Body once a term about SEND within the school.
- Report to parents annually about SEND provision in the school.
Mrs Dormer can be contacted through the school office, telephone number 01234 750261, via the school email address or face to face during the school day. She operates an open door policy and is happy to meet parents wherever possible to discuss their child’s SEN.