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Chaucer Junior School

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Who are the best people in this school to talk to if I am concerned about my child's special educational needs and or disability?

The Headteacher, Miss J Mee is responsible for:

 

  • The day to day management of all aspect of the school, this includes the support for children on the SEND register.
  • Ensuring all children on the SEND register receive a consistent, high quality approach to meeting their educational, physical, welfare and social emotional mental health needs.
  • Ensuring that the Governing Body is kept up-to-date on issues and policies in the school relating to SEND.
  • Miss J Mee has delegated the responsibility for the management of the SEND support in school to Mrs S Starling (SENDco) and the class teacher ensuring your child needs are met.

 

The teacher is responsible for:

 

  • Working in conjunction with the SENDco and Head teacher, the teacher will check on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional support you child needs; this could be targeted work, additional support or an intervention programme.
  • Write and review your child’s Individual Education Plans (IEP), this will be done in collaboration with the child, parent, teaching assistant, SENDco, Head Teacher and anyone who gives support to your child.
  • Ensuring the IEP is a working document, reviewed frequently and updated regularly.
  • Ensuring that all staff, outside agencies and other supply staff are made aware of your child’s needs and provision.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in the classroom and for all the pupils on he SEND register.
  • Ensuring that parents/carers are kept informed of all the provision and support that is offered to your child; making sure you are aware of any changes.

 

The Special Educational Need and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDco) Mrs S Starling is responsible for:

 

  • Co-ordinating all the support for pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND policy in conjunction with the revised SEND framework.
  • Ensuring all children on the SEND register receive a consistent, high quality approach to meeting their educational, physical, welfare and social emotional mental health needs.
  • Ensuring that you as a parent/carer are :

 

              - Involved in the supporting of your child’s learning.

              - Kept informed about the intervention and support your child is receiving.

              - Involved in reviewing your child’s intervention and progress.

 

  • Liaising with all the other people who may be come into school to support your child’s learning , disabilities or emotional well being such as : Speech and Language Therapist,  Occupational Therapist , Behaviour Support or School Nurse.
  • Updating the School’s SEND register (a clear way of ensuring all the SEND needs of children are known to the Local Authority) and making sure that records are kept of you child’s needs and progress.
  • Providing support  and training for teachers and teaching assistants so they are able to effectively support children on the SEND register to enable that to make the most progress and wellbeing possible.
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