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Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning / Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)? Your first contact for any concerns will be the class teacher – they then may decide to refer you to the…

Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning / Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?

Your first contact for any concerns will be the class teacher – they then may decide to refer you to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO). In some cases a member of the team may contact you directly. If you have any concerns please speak to the office 02072541186.

The School has an outstanding Inclusion team which consists of:

Nick Mallender [SENCO and Deputy Head Teacher] He is responsible for:

• Coordinating all the support for children SEND and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.

• Ensuring that you, as parents/ carers, 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 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 all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs.

• Maintaining the school Map of Provision which lists all types of support every child on the SEN register has.

• Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.

• Reporting data and progress of children with SEND to Senior Leadership

• Run effective Professional Development sessions for teaching staff or organize high quality INSET for staff to attend to increase skills and knowledge to meet a particular need.

Julian Erwin (Pastoral Care Manager) Sam Sexton (Learning Mentor)

The pastoral care team is responsible for:

• 1-1 and small group support to help with emotional and behavioural support

• Monitoring incidents of behavior across school, spotting patterns and raising it with class teachers and Senior Leadership

• Creating behavior support plans for individual children

• Trained in restorative approaches to behavior

• Running specific interventions such as SEAL groups and Circle of Friends

• Weekly meetings with SENCO to identify issues and timetable support

• Run support staff meetings

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