SEND - Staff

1.     Who are the best people to talk to in this Academy about my child’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?

The Academy has a qualified and experienced Assistant Principal/SENCO

Clare Stanton- Senior Leadership Team (EAL/SEND)

Responsible for:
  • Coordinating all the support for children (including LAC ‘Looked After Children’) with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the Academy’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get 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. Pupil and School Support Services, Communication Autism Team Educational Psychology Service etc...
  • Updating the Academy’s SEND Provision Plan (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 Academy so they can help children with SEND in the Academy achieve the best progress possible.

Class/subject teacher
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 Assistant Principal/SENCO know as necessary.
  • Contributing to the review of your child’s personal achievement profile.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped 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 and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

Head of Year / Key Stage

Responsible for:
  • Maintaining an academic and pastoral overview of all aspects of your child’s education.
  • Celebrating your child’s achievements and intervening where necessary to address barriers to achievement.
  • These staff will give responsibility to your child’s Group Tutor record your child’s school attendance and ensure that your child is properly addressed and equipped for school.
Responsible for:
  • The day to day management of all aspects of the Academy, this includes the support for children with SEND.
  • She will give responsibility to the Assistant Principal/SENCO 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 Academy relating to SEND.
SEN Governor
Responsible for:
  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the Academy who has SEND.

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