Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go for further support outside of the school?

A list of agencies available for support can be found at www.snapdirectory.com

What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

Contact the Learning Support Department by telephone or email outlining your concerns. We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with parents and carers.

How will the school staff support my child?

Our SENCOs will ensure that staff understand your child’s needs and have the necessary training and skills to support them effectively to allow them to make progress. Teaching staff will differentiate individual subject work and assess progress regularly. There may be a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) working with your child either individually or as part of a group, if this is felt to be necessary in order for them to achieve their targets. The regularity of these sessions varies from pupil to pupil and will be explained to parents when the support starts.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?

All work within class is pitched at an appropriate level so that all children are able to access according to their specific needs. Typically this might mean that in a lesson there would be different levels of work set for the class, materials may be available in a variety of formats and pupils may be able to record their ideas in different ways that best meet their needs. On occasions this may be individually differentiated to cater for an individual’s specific needs. The benefit of this type of differentiation is that all children can access a lesson and learn at their level alongside their peers.

What do I do if I have a concern about the provision being made for my child?

As a school, we work hard to be in effective communication with children and parents, and to listen and respond positively to any concerns brought to our attention. We are committed to taking all concerns seriously and would like to think that, through being open and accessible, concerns can be both raised and dealt with easily.

If the situation arises where parents have a concern about the provision being made for their child or the impact of that provision, and feel that the SENCO has been unable to reassure them that needs are being met effectively, then the school’s Complaint Procedure – which can be found in the School’s Policies and Procedures section of the website – sets out clearly what the steps are to draw these concerns to the school’s attention.