SEND Frequently Asked Questions


How will we support your child with identified special needs when starting school?

We will first invite you to visit the school with your child to have a look around and speak to staff.  If other professionals are involved, a meeting will be held to discuss your child's needs; share strategies used, and ensure provision is put in place before your child starts.  We may suggest adaptations to the settling in period to help your child settle more easily.

How can I let the school know I am concerned about my child's progress in school?

If you have concerns about your child’s progress you should speak to your child's class teacher initially.  If you are not happy that the concerns are being managed and that your child is still not making progress you should speak to the SENCo or Headteacher.  If you are still not happy you can put your concerns in writing to the Governing Body.

How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school?

When a teacher has concerns about your child’s progress, and targeted teaching has not met the child's needs, the teacher will raise this with the SENCo.

Teachers also have pupil progress meetings with the Headteacher every term to ensure all children are making good progress.  This is another way your child may be identified as not making as much progress as they could be.

If your child is identified as not making progress the school will make a decision about whether to monitor this or set up an intervention group.

If your child is still not making expected progress for them the school will discuss with you their concerns and any further interventions or referrals to outside professionals to support your child’s learning.

You will be kept fully informed at all times.

How is extra support allocated to children?

The Headteacher and the SENCo discuss all the information they have about SEN in the school including:

  • the children getting extra support already
  • the children needing extra support
  • the children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected.

They then decide how to deploy resources and support available within school.  Please note that resources are limited.  

All resources/training and support are reviewed regularly and changes made as needed.

Who are the other people providing services to children with SEN in this school?

Learning Support Team (LST)

The Vale of Evesham School offer specialist support.  

Behaviour Support Team (BST)

Complex Communications Disorders Team (CCD)
Educational Psychologist
The Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Service
Integrated Disability Service (IDS)
Family Support Service
Occupational Therapists
School nurse

How are the adults in school helped to work with children with SEND and what training do they have?

The school has a training plan for all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children including those with SEND.

Whole staff training to disseminate knowledge, strategies and experience, to ensure consistency of the school's approach for children with an SEND.

Individual teachers and support staff attend training courses run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class.

There are regular planning and assessment meetings.

How will we measure the progress of your child in school? And how will I know about this?

Your child’s progress is continually monitored by his/her class teacher.

His/her progress is reviewed formally every half term and a National Curriculum level given in reading, writing, maths and science.

If your child is in Year 1 and above, but is not yet at National Curriculum levels, a more sensitive assessment tool is used which shows their level in more detail and will also show smaller but significant steps of progress.  The levels are called ‘P levels’.

Children with SEND may have an IPM and this will be reviewed with your involvement.

The progress of children with a statement of SEN / EHC Plan is formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child's education.

How will we support your child when they are leaving this school? OR moving on to another class?

We recognise that ‘moving on’ can be difficult for a child with SEN/and or disabilities and take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.

If your child is moving to another school:

  • We will contact the new school's SENCo and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child.
  • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.

When moving classes in school:

  • There are transition meetings within school across year groups and phases.
  • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher and a meeting will take place with the new teacher.  All IPMs will be shared with the new teacher.
  • Passports may be made for children to pass to their new teacher.
  • Extra visits can be made to new environment and photographs taken for the child if needed

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