At Woodhouse Community Primary School it is our aim to ensure that all children receive provision which maximises their enjoyment and achievement.
We believe it is crucial to consult with all children, including those with SEND, in order to seek their views about how we can best meet their individual needs. We use the following strategies in order to do this effectively.
- SENCO to meet regularly with SEND pupils to discuss their feelings and perceptions in relation to their learning and how school can provide further support
- Have regular meetings and discussions with parents, listening to their views, concerns and suggestions about how we can further support and develop their child’s learning.
- Discuss with parents the interests and passions of their child outside of school and how we can utilise this to inspire learning in school
- Monitor the types of activities and experiences that most engage each child so these can be developed further and be used inform future planning
- Involve SEND children with planning their own activities and encouraging them to share what they would like to learn and participate with
- Extend any resources that they show a preference for
- Ensure that children with SEND are happy, motivated and make expected levels of progress throughout their time in school
- School Council representatives regularly meet to discuss school developments with appropriate governors and are involved in presenting the outcomes during full governing body meetings.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Consultation with parents and carers can be done in a range of ways. 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 a review of a child’s SEN Short Support Plan or the Annual Review of their Statement of SEN or EHC Plan.
- Through Structured Conversations, as part of the Achievement for All programme