Who should I contact to discuss concerns or needs of my child?

Class Teacher

She/he is responsible for:

  • Providing high quality teaching and learning which is differentiated and personalised, responding to the strengths and needs of all pupils.
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional support required to support progress in the classroom.
  • Developing SEND Support Plans to prioritise and focus on the next steps required for your child to make progress in learning.
  • Discussing ways in which you can help your child at home.
  • Applying the school’s SEN policy.  (The SEND policy is on our website)
  • If you have any concerns about your child you should speak to your child’s class teacher first.  You may then be directed towards to the SENDCO.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) - Mrs Brackenbury 

She is responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating provision for children with SEND and developing the school’s SEND policy.
  • Ensuring that parents are:
    • Involved in supporting their child’s learning and access.
    • Kept informed about the range and level of support offered to their child.
    • Included in reviewing how their child is doing.
  • Liaising with a range of agencies outside of school who can offer advice and support to help pupils overcome any difficulties.
  • Providing specialist advice and facilitating training to ensure that all staff are skilled and confident about meeting a range of needs.

The Head Teacher – Mrs Lewis

She is responsible for:

  • The day-to-day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEN.
  • The Headteacher will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers, but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
  • The Headteacher will regularly review staffing structure, ensuring that appropriate provision and adult support is in place.

The SEND Governor – Diane Moody

She is responsible for:

  • Supporting the school to develop high quality provision and evaluate impact for pupils with SEND across the school.