Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND
Teachers/SENCO and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes. The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. The children take an active role with setting their outcomes and discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO. The children have regular meetings with staff to discuss their progress and support.
We try to keep children heavily involved in decisions and target setting with regards their learning. Children who have additional support or interventions are invited to short note meetings and support plan meetings, involving parents, staff and children.
The Pupil Council also have a direct say in how the school addresses the needs of our children. Because the Pupil Council have a direct say in how the school addresses the needs of our children they feel empowered and able to create and sustain change.
At Ramshaw Primary School all children’s voices are heard and their opinions, ideas and thoughts are valued.
We do this in a range of ways including:
- Pupil Council
- Rights Respecting School
- Health and Safety Walks
- School Meal consultations
- Votes for School
- PSHE lessons
- Digital Literacy
Bullying is visited regularly in Pupil Council Meetings and reviews of Gender, Race and Disability and Equality issues take place, with children’s perceptions tested. Examples are to be found in our Pupil Council Minutes.
Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support. Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.
At Ramshaw Primary School, there is a range of ways this can be done, for example:
- Termly parents/ carers evenings;
- Ongoing discussions with a class teacher and/or SENCO;
- An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;
- Through regular reviews of their child’s SEN Support Plan/ EHC Plan.
- Parental surveys
- Informal events at school (i.e. Coffee Mornings/Read and Relax)
Children who are receiving short term intervention programs are invited to attend meetings with staff and parents. These involve the children in understanding the need for interventions and how they are going to support their learning to help them progress.
The school engages with parents on a daily basis. The Head and Deputy are present with parents each morning, dealing with any enquiries or concerns that there might be.