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.
Wherever possible, Key Workers and the SENDCo 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. Records are updated half termly and staff meet to discuss attainment and progress of individual children, groups and cohorts of children. Pupil is voice is gathered, whenever it is appropriate.
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 evenings;
- 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;
- Through regular reviews of their child’s SEN Support Plan/ EHC Plan.
The school engages with parents on a daily basis. All staff are present with parents daily, dealing with any enquiries or concerns that there may be.
Parents are engaged through:
- Open door policy
- Stay and Play sessions and community based events
- Parent consultations
- School website
- School Facebook page
We also signpost families of children with SEN to SENDIASS (SEND Information Advice and Support Service) – a statutory service supporting parents/carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and children and young people with SEND.
Consultation in Production and Review Arrangements of SEN Information Report (SIR)
Partnership with parents/carers and children/young people is a key principle of the SEND Code of practice.
At Aclet Close Nursery School we ask parents to complete a questionnaire annually (July) and seek views and suggestions informally throughout the school year. Information gathered from parents and pupils is used to write and improve our SIR and are also used to develop future provision, processes and support for children with SEN.
This year we invited Parents/carers to join a working party to update our school SEN policy.
The SIR is reviewed and updated annually. It was last updated during Summer Term 2018 and in future will be updated in July of each year. It should be read alongside the school’s SEN Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives, Safeguarding Policy and the Accessibility Plan, which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
The SIR is monitored, evaluated and ratified by the Governor for SEN, Mrs A Lindsey Courtney and ratified by the governing body.