Q9: How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?

We offer an open door policy where you are welcome to make an appointment to meet with either the class teacher or SENCo and discuss how your child is getting on. We can offer advice and practical ways that you can help your child at home.

  • We believe that your child’s education should be a partnership between parents and teachers, therefore we aim to keep communication channels open and communicate regularly, especially if your child has complex needs.
  • If your child is on the SEND register they will have individual targets put in to place to support their needs. These will be discussed and reviewed, with staff, parents and pupils, on a termly basis. The targets set are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time scaled) targets with the expectation that the child will achieve the target by the time it is reviewed.
  • As a school we measure children’s progress in learning against national expectations and age related expectations.
  • The class teacher continually assesses each child and notes areas where they are improving and where further support is needed. As a school, we track children’s progress from entry through to Year Six, using a variety of different methods.
  • Children who are not making expected progress are picked up through pupil progress meetings with the class teacher and Principal/Vice Principal. In this meeting a discussion takes place concerning why individual children are experiencing difficulty and what further support can be given to aid their progression.
  • When the children’s targets are reviewed the impact of the interventions are recorded.