1. What should I do if I think my child may have additional needs?

If a child has additional needs which have been identified before they start at the schools, we will work with the people who already know them to find out how we can best support the pupil. Extra transition sessions and meetings may be planned so that staff at the schools can support your child appropriately.

Observations and assessments of all pupils’ learning needs are discussed at regular “Pupil Progress” meetings. Extra in-class support may be timetabled for some pupils, but if teachers feel more support is needed for a particular child, extra support may also be planned.

If you have any concerns about your child’s progress, you are welcome to discuss these with your child’s class teacher at a mutually convenient time.

We have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) who meets with our SEN governors on a regular basis to discuss SEN and inclusion issues.