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SEND: Responsibilities

The SEND Team is responsible for:

  • Coordinating all the support for students with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEN Policy to make sure all students get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • 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 SEN register (a system for ensuring all the SEN needs of students in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • To provide specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help your child (and other students with SEN in the school) achieve the best possible progress in school.
  • Ensuring class teachers and pastoral staff are aware of the needs of individual students.
  • Advising class teachers and pastoral staff of recommended strategies to support individual students with SEN.
  • 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.
    • part of planning ahead for them.

The Class Teacher is 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 SEN Team know as necessary.
  • Communicating specific targets and sharing and reviewing these with parents at Parents Evenings and Academic Review Days.
  • Providing specific feedback to your child on what they have achieved and how they can progress through regular marking of your child’s work.
  • Knowing the needs of the students and planning their lessons accordingly to meet these needs.

The SEND Governor is responsible for:

Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEN.

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