We continuously ensure the provision has a positive impact on the outcomes for all of our children/young people. According to our school policy, children’s academic progress is monitored through summative assessments every term. The progress of children with SEND is monitored by both the class teacher and the SENCO using both summative assessments and the day to day informal assessments that are made during lessons. This information regarding progress is then used to evaluate the effectiveness of the support that is given. We will also gather information from the child, parents, carers as well as professionals from other agencies.
It is of the upmost importance to us that the provisions we provide are effective and therefore we regularly review their impact. Review meetings are held with the SENDCo and class teacher every term, in addition to regular informal discussions with all staff. Other methods of our evaluation include:
- Book scrutiny
- Provision mapping
- SENCO/SLT/Governor monitoring
- Learning walks
- Performance management targets
With the permission of parents, we may seek additional advice from outside specialists. This extra advice may come from health professionals, specialist teachers or educational psychologists.
- Carry out further activities to show what the child finds easy and what they may need specific help with
- Provide advice to schools on how to best support the child
- Suggest resources (things) that would help the child make progress
If your child needs lots of help from a range of professionals to succeed in school and in life, we will talk with you. We may with your permission, ask the Local Authority to carry out an Education, Health and Care Assessment.
How do we respond to parental concerns
We always encourage parents to come in and discuss any concerns with us face to face. Children who are working with a number of agencies will have termly reviews, even if they don’t have an EHCP, so that parents have a chance to discuss any concerns about the provision their child id receiving. All parents of children with SEND are invited in three times a year to speak to staff. We strive to ensure access to appropriate high-quality teaching, differentiation and intervention for all of our SEND children. All planning is monitored by SLT, books are collected in frequently and learning walks take place daily across the school to ensure high standards for all of our learners, including those with SEND.