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.
At Wearhead Primary School, to seek the views of our SEND children about how we are meeting their needs, we ensure that we do this an age-appropriate way.
We use the following strategies:
- Where appropriate, we consult directly with children in an age- appropriate manner (usually Key Stage 2 children if appropriate).
- School staff encourage our SEND children to share what they would like to learn and what activities they would like to participate in (in line with their strengths and aspirations evident on their support plans/short notes).
- Have regular meetings and discussions with parents about how we can use the child’s interests and passions.
- Consult with our children who have an EHC plan to ensure thier voice is heard through their My Story and also by asking the children to attend their EHCP annual review (where appropriate).
- The Federation SENDCo will monitor the SEND pupils’ ‘pupil voice’ through questionnaires and discussions with the children.
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 SENCO arranges to have discussions with parents and children to determine their feelings and wishes about the support that they receive. This is also included in the Support Plan review meetings. Parents and children also have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire to share their thoughts and these are used to inform future provision.