How are parents of children with Special Educational Needs involved in the school and decisions about their child’s education?

Our school has an open door policy to parents, meaning you are welcome to come and discuss your child at any time, you do not need to make an appointment, although this may help to ensure you are able to find out what you would like to know. Class teachers are available most days before or after school. Mrs Jones ( Head Teacher) , Mrs Beyene ( Deputy Head Teacher and SENCo), Miss Moyle ( Assistant Head Teacher), Miss Cridland ( Assistant Head Teacher) and Mrs Adamson, our learning mentor, may also be able to talk with during the school day.  If we are not able to speak with you we will arrange a mutually convenient time to do so.

We aim to regularly involve parents in the education of their child through a variety of different ways including:

 

  • Regular meetings with your child’s class teacher and/or SENCo
  • Each term, a summary report is sent to parents whose child is on the SEN register. This report states the level your child is working at in reading, writing and maths and lists any interventions they are receiving.
  • Meeting other professionals who work with your child (we would need more notice to arrange these meetings).
  • Our Learning Mentor/Parent Partnership Advisor is available to discuss a variety of issues.
  • A newsletter is sent home and posted on the website. This has information about all the things which are going on in school and upcoming dates for your diary.
  • A termly class newsletter is sent home and posted on our website to inform parents of what will be going on in their child’s class during the term.
  • Home reading logs
  • Some children may have home/school books to inform parents of important information
  • Information on the school website
  • Parents’ evenings once a term
  • INSPIRE workshops
  • Parent drop-ins/coffee mornings
  • Signposting to parent groups
  • Parent questionnaires
  • Parents’ views on Annual Review documents

In addition to all of this, Mrs Beyene is available on the playground every morning and afternoon and will always be happy to arrange a time for a more formal conversation should that be needed.