Roles & Responsibilities
Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?
The Headteacher – Mrs J. Maw
• The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.
• The Headteacher will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers, but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
• The Headteacher must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about issues relating to SEND.
The SEND Governor – Mrs C. Patnaik
• Making sure that the necessary support is given for any child who attends the school, who has SEND.
School contact telephone number: 0191 553 7600
School email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Class Teacher
• 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, intervention) and letting the Special Education Needs/Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) know as necessary.
• Using Personal Support Plans ( PSPs) to formulate subject specific targets. Reviewing these at least once each term and planning for the next term. Personalised teaching and learning for your child as identified on the school’s provision map.
• Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.
The SENDCo – Mrs O. McCourt
• Developing and reviewing the school’s SEND policy
• Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)
• Ensuring that you are
i) involved in supporting your child’s learning
ii) kept informed about the support your child is getting
iii) 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. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology etc.
• Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring that all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that records of your child’s progress and needs are kept.
• Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so that they can help children with SEND in the school to achieve the best progress possible.