How will school work with me to identify my child’s needs?
School carries out an SEN audit termly and support plans are reviewed at the end of every half term.
Three times a year, all class teachers assess children on the SEN register and any other children who they feel might need assessing.
The audit and Maths toolkit, provided by pupil school support, assesses key skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening and basic Maths skills.
Targets are then used on a support plan for the child and these targets are worked on weekly up until the next audit.
Support plans are a working document and are regularly teacher assessed and self-assessed.
Children will be given new targets as and when they meet them.
How will the SENCo ask for my permission to involve other professionals to work with my child?
If the class teacher feels that a child needs further support they will ask the Inclusion manager/SENCo for help/advice.
The Inclusion manager/SENCo will contact any external agencies that might be required and will then ask the class teacher to gain parental permission for the agencies’ involvement.
Parents will need to sign a permission form for the agencies’ to work with their child.
How will I be involved in all decisions and have my views listened to?
Following any visits by the external agencies, feedback will be given to parents either by the class teacher or the Inclusion manager/SENCo.
Parents will be invited to a meeting by the Inclusion manager/SENCo if there is a report to discuss or if any key findings need discussing further.
How will my child be involved in decisions about their learning?
A child’s support plan will be reviewed termly and children will be part of this process throughout the academic year.
How will I be given support in contacting organisations who can give me advice and support?
Birmingham City Council have a website that details all services that might be useful in supporting your child’s needs: