Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/ special educational need or disability (SEND)?
The Class Teachers
- Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be targeted work or additional support) and letting the Special Education Needs/Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) know as necessary.
- Involvement in writing Pupil Progress targets/Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and sharing and reviewing these with parents 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 Inclusion Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.
- Overseeing support that TAs provide for your child
- Ensuring that you are involved in supporting your child's learning.
- Developing and reviewing the school’s Inclusion and SEND policy.
- Co-ordinating the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
- Providing 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.
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 in to school to help support your child’s learning, e.g. Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist.
- 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.
- 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, Inclusion Manager, and class teachers, but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
- The headteacher will make sure that the Academy Trust is kept up to date about issues relating to SEND.
School contact telephone number: 01604 212811
School email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How are children with Special Educational Needs identified and assessed?
At Northampton International Academy children are identified as having SEND through a variety of ways including the following:
- Liaison with the previous educational setting
- Tracking information – is the child performing below age expected levels?
- School based assessments carried out initially by the class teacher
- Further school based assessments carried out by the inclusion Lead where concerns raised
- Concerns raised by parents
- Concern raised by school staff
- Liaison with external agencies
- Health diagnosis