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.
All children in Walworth are able to communicate through speech, though at a variety of levels. Experienced staff who work closely with each child and becomes “tuned into” each child and is aware of specific speech patterns and can “translate” meaning. Every child has a voice and should be listened to. Children are actively encouraged to talk to staff if they have any problems or they can suggest something to help make the school a better place for all. These opinions are also collated through the School Council which offers ideas on events taking place in school, school improvements, menu’s, fund raising and general activities. Certain curriculum opportunities offer children the chance to give their opinions eg. Class Groups around “current affairs”.
We also run our own family groups in school. This happens weekly in class groups and the group discuss and debate various topic, current news and higher order thinking activities. It is also an opportunity for the children to reflect on their week.
Questionnaires for the children allow their opinions to be collated and potential follow up measures taken to provide a better service for this very important group. Parents and carers also play a big part in passing on children`s views, the child preferring to talk to them not school staff. Finally, children`s views are also collected to form part of their annual review process. This allows them the opportunity to share with a larger audience their aspirations for the future, their successes and the areas where they believe they need additional support
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.
There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:
- Termly parents/ carers open days / Sports day and Wellbeing events.
- 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/ PEP and care plan meetings
- Home School Diary / email / telephone contact.