Who should I talk to in this school about any difficulties with learning/ special educational needs or disability (SEND)?

Who should I talk to in this school about any difficulties with learning/ special educational needs or disability (SEND)?

First point of contact - The class teacher

Responsible for:

  • Monitoring the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need and informing the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) of any concerns.

  • Setting individual targets, writing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term, where appropriate as well as planning for the future.

  • Personalised teaching and learning for your child as identified on the school’s provision map.

  • Ensuring that the school’s SEN Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEN.


The SENDCo: Miss Zoe Norton

Responsible for:

  • Developing and reviewing the school’s SEND policy.

  • Assisting in the coordination of support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) throughout the school

  • Ensuring that parents are:

    i) involved in supporting their child’s learning

    ii) kept informed about the support their child is getting

    iii) involved in reviewing how their child is doing.

    • Liaising with the professionals (outside agencies/services) who may be coming in to school to help support your child’s learning, e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology.

    • Arranging and leading TAF (Team around the Family) meetings.

    • Overseeing the Right For Children Framework and completing relevant paperwork in conjunction with parents/carers, teachers and other professionals.

    • Recording Right For Children/Family Assessment information.

    • Updating the school’s SEND records.

    • Providing support for teachers and support staff in the school, so that they can help children with SEND in the school to achieve the best progress possible.


The Head teacher: Mrs Carole Shilston

Responsible for:

    • The day-to-day management of all aspects of the school; this includes the support for children with SEND.

    • The Head teacher will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers, but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.

    • Developing the school’s costed provision maps detailing SEND requirements/intervention work for individuals across the school.
    • The Head teacher must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about issues relating to SEND.


The SEND Governor: Mrs Gail Martin-Davies

Responsible for:

  • Supporting the school to meet the needs of any child with SEND.