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FAQ01: Who is the best person to talk to in this school about my child's special educational or disability need?

Mrs K Corlett, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is responsible for: 
  • Coordinating support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND local offer to make sure all children are given 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 getting
  • involved in reviewing how they are doing
  • 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 register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) 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 children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible. Providing a personalised profile for your child, written by Teacher/TA in consultation with your child and yourself, describing how to support your child.  This to be made available for all adults coming into contact with your child.
  • Liaising with the Methwold Cluster of schools in order to share best practice and meeting with Cluster SEND Manager, seeking her expertise where required.
The Class teacher is responsible for: 
  • 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) and letting the SEND Coordinator know as necessary.
  • Writing Personalised Profiles, and sharing and reviewing these with parents.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helping to deliver 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 SEND Policy is followed in their classroom. 
Mrs Reich as Executive Head and / or Mrs White as Head of School  responsible for: 
  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.
  • She will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
  • She must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.
  • She must make sure that there is compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Mrs A. Pope the SEND Governor is responsible for: 
  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.