How does St Paul's School know if my child needs extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?
Our ethos is based around a continuous cycle of Assess, Plan, Do and Review .We take many opportunities to review progress in school through :
- Information from health care professionals in readiness for children starting our school
- Induction meetings involving children and parents before entry into Early Years.
- Induction Meetings for all inwardly mobile children (new on roll).
- Early Years data and continuous observation.
- Parent meetings
- Ongoing assessment by teachers. Data is analysed for attainment and progress to identify whether a child is falling behind their peers and/or whether the child is not progressing as expected.
- Pupil Progress Meetings – teachers meet termly with senior leaders to identify and discuss any children who are not progressing as expected.
- Regular meetings of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss children's progress across school.
- Termly meetings with the class teacher/SENCo and review meetings.
- Observations by outside agencies if needed.
- Reports and advice from key professionals as needed.
If staff identify that your child has additional needs you will be notified by the class teacher via email or telephone to discuss any difficulties your child is experiencing and how we will support them going forward.
Parents of children with SEND, or parents who may have concerns should contact their child’s class teacher in the first instance or the SENDCo- Sonya Le Gassicke directly to discuss any concerns or issues they have with SEND provision.