Children learn and develop in different ways. Teachers recognise this and use different teaching styles, resources and plan different levels of work in the classroom to cater for the various ways children learn. This is called Quality First Teaching and is something schools must provide for all children. However, many children, at some time in their school life, need extra help.
Because of this schools must:
- Talk to parents/carers if they think their child has a special educational need
and let them know what special help the school is giving
- Appoint a member of staff as the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
- Have a written Special Educational Needs policy
- Take account of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice. This is
advice given to schools by the government which outlines what schools should
do to support pupils with SEN and gives recommendations for good practice
If your child has Special Educational Needs the SENCO should:
- Ensure the right support is put in place for your child
- Advise other teachers on how to help your child
- Arrange training for staff so they understand your child’s needs
- Work closely with you on a regular basis to talk with you about your child’s needs and listen to any ideas or concerns you might have
- Work with other professionals (if necessary) who may be able to help your child, e.g. speech and language therapist /medical professional/ educational psychologist
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.