How can the school help?

Who are the best people to talk to in school regarding my child’s difficulties?

All staff are involved in supporting your child and are aware of what is expected of them in regard to Special Educational Needs.


Class Teacher/Support staff

Responsible for:
  • Your child’s class teacher is the first person who you could talk to about your worries and concerns. They will make a note of what your concerns may be and also be able to give you further advice on what action to take as well as who to talk to next.
Their responsibility as a class teacher is to:

  • Monitor the progress of your child closely to ensure they are making the progress they are expected to make.
  • Differentiate their teaching or learning to accommodate the child’s needs where possible.
  • Record any issues on the school provision map that are causing a barrier to learning and progress.
  • Identify specific targets that will support them in making progress and record when they have met them.
  • Communicate regularly with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) on your child and to seek advice in supporting their needs.
  • Ensuring full implementation of the SEND policy is implemented within their practice
  • Opportunities to discuss any worries or concerns you may have could be discussed directly with the teacher during the morning or after school or during parents evening which we have every term (Autumn, Spring and Summer)

SENCo/Headteacher

Responsible for:
  • Over-seeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy
  • Coordinating provision for children with special educational needs
  • Liaising with and advising fellow teachers
  • The administration of meetings, reviews, IEPs and Provision Map
  • Overseeing the records of all children with special educational needs
  • Liaising with external agencies where necessary
  • Updating Parents/Carers on the provision and impact of the provision set out.
  • Providing the necessary training for staff within school

SEN Governor

Responsible for:
  • Making sure the necessary support is given for any child with SEND who attends the school.