Q1. Who are the best people to talk to if I have concerns about my child’s learning or special educational needs and/or disability (SEND)?
1.The class teacher
• Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning, delivering and monitoring (ASSESS-PLAN-DO-REVIEW) the impact of any additional help your child may need (this could be targeted work or additional support) and recording this on the class provision map
• Writing Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and sharing and reviewing these with parents once each term
• Personalised teaching and learning for your child as identified on the school and class provision map
• Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND
2.The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)/Inclusion Manager: Mrs. Judith Madejczyk
• Developing and reviewing the school’s SEND Policy.
• Co-ordinating support for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)
• Ensuring that parents are
i) involved in supporting their child’s learning
ii) kept informed about the support their child is getting
iii) monitoring the progress of children with SEND
• Liaising with outside agencies who come into school to support children’s learning, e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology, Occupational Therapist, Enfield Advisory Service for Autism, Behaviour Support service (BSS), Hearing and Visual Impairment Outreach Services
• Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring that all the SEND needs of pupils in the school are known) and making sure that records of children’s progress and needs are kept
• Providing support, advice and training for teachers and support staff in the school, so that they can help children with SEND in the school to achieve their potential
3. The Senior Teacher responsible for your child’s year group:
Reception and Y1: Mrs. Sue Denny (Deputy Headteacher)
Y2 & 3: Mrs. Cathy Basiel (Deputy Headteacher)
Y4: Mrs. Penny Springham (Senior Teacher)
Y5: Mrs. Cheryl Salmon (Senior Teacher)
Y6: Mrs. Alyson Cullen (Headteacher)
4.The Head teacher: Mrs. Alyson Cullen
• The day-to-day management of all aspects of the school including support for children with SEND.
• The Head teacher gives responsibility to the Inclusion Manager/SENCo and class teachers, but is still responsible for ensuring that the needs of SEND children are met
• The Head teacher must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about issues relating to SEND
5.The SEND Governor: Mrs. Julie Rayson
• Making sure that the necessary support is given for any child with SEND who attends the school.
• Liaising with the Headteacher and Inclusion Manager/SENCO