How Will Woodslee Support My Child?

Class teachers are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all children have access to good/outstanding teaching and that the curriculum is adapted to meet your child’s individual needs (also known as differentiation);
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support, adapting resources etc..) and  discussing amendments with the SENCo as necessary;
  • Writing Personal Learning Plans (PLP), also sometimes called Individual Education Plans (IEP), and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term;
  • Ensuring that all members of staff working with your child in school are aware of your child’s individual needs and/or conditions and what specific adjustments need to be made to enable them to be included and make progress;
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are supported in delivering the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources;
  • Ensuring that the school’s Special educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

The SENCo is responsible for:

  • Coordinating all the support for children with SEN, and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Ensuring that you are:
    • involved in supporting your child’s learning;
    • kept informed about the support your child is receiving;
    • involved in reviewing how they are progressing;
    • fully involved planning ahead for them.
  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology etc…
  • Updating the school’s SEND record of need, (a system for ensuring all the special educational, physical and sensory needs of pupils in this school are known and understood) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs;
  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help your child (and other pupils with SEN and/or disabilities in the school) to achieve their potential;
  • Supporting your child’s class teacher to write Personal Learning Plans (PLP), also sometimes called Individual Education Plans (IEP) that specify the targets set for your child to achieve;
  • Organising training for staff so they are aware and confident about how to meet the needs of your child and others within our school.

The SEND Governor will be responsible for:

  • Making sure that the school has an up to date SEND Policy;
  • Making sure that the school has appropriate provision and has made necessary adaptations to meet the needs of all children in the school;
  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEN and/or disabilities;
  • Making visits to understand and monitor the support given to children with SEND in the school and being part of the process to ensure your child achieves his/her potential in school.