Who are the best people to talk to in school if I have concerns about my child’s needs?
Firstly, make an appointment to speak to the class teacher. This can be via the front desk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org who will then send on to the appropriate member of staff. They will have immediate information as to how your child is performing at school in all areas. In addition to normal reporting arrangements, staff are always keen to discuss the progress of your child with you. Parents and carers are encouraged to make appointments to discuss any concerns with teaching and support staff. The Senior Leadership team, including Key Stage Leaders, are also available to enhance these discussions. It is very important to us to have positive dialogue with families to ensure the best possible experience for your child.
Class teachers will be able to put your mind at rest or set up a meeting with a member of the inclusion team if appropriate. Other professionals may be included in this, or a later, meeting. Remember, children may have additional needs at any part of their time in school, it is always best to discuss with staff so we can work together to support your child.
Our Inclusion Team
Mrs Backhouse is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator for children in KS2, who works closely with class teachers to put in place strategies and interventions to help remove your child’s barriers to learning.
Mrs Carrol is our SENCO for EYFS and KS1. Both work closely with the Phase Leaders and your child’s teachers, to track their progress in school and ensure extra support if your child is falling behind.
Mr Spink is Deputy Head Teacher and leads on SEMH needs throughout school.
Mrs Burrows is Behaviour Support Worker and her role is to support children who have additional needs when accessing the curriculum relating to their social, emotional or mental health needs
Ms Thethy is our newly appointed Behaviour Support Worker who will be working with EYFS and KS1. She is just completing her MSc in Psychology.
Mrs Jenny Everingham is our SEN Governor, she meet with, reviews and challenges the above named staff to ensure children’s needs are being met and shares this information with the Governing Body.