Consulting with our SEN Pupils, Parents & Carers

Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND

Teachers/SENCO and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes.  The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. The children take an active role with setting their outcomes and discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO.  The children have regular meetings with staff to discuss their progress and support.

Pupil voice is extremely important to us and we have a robust structure in place. Four PV groups meet fortnightly, with others meeting if needed. There is no discrimination in which children take part – they elect to participate, some being encouraged to do so by peers. Our PV groups account for almost half of Y1-Y6, with EY children joining in House decisions and activities.

At the beginning of the school year, all children are part of a pupil plan, during assembly, where they decide what they would like to happen in the school year. Children also complete questionnaires at least annually.

Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND

We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support.  Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.

There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:

  • Termly parents/carers consultations;
  • Ongoing discussions with a class teacher and/or SENCO;
  • An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have; Family Friday sessions each term, an informal opportunity to view work and speak with the teacher.
  • Through regular reviews of their child’s SEN Support Plan/EHC Plan. Parents are invited to their child’s review with the SENCO and teacher.
  • Questionnaires each year