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SEND Information Report FAQ Question 1

What should I do if I think my child may have a SEN or disability? Who can I contact for further information?

All staff are responsible for providing support for children with SEND and are accountable for their progress. There are a number of staff you can talk to about your concerns – class teacher, support staff (TA/LM), SENCo, Head Teacher or SEND Governor.

In the first instance, it is best to have a chat with your child’s class teacher. Your child’s class teacher is responsible for:

  • Checking on the progress of your child, identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need and ensuring the SENCo is informed as necessary
  • Having high aspirations for every pupil, setting clear progress targets for each child and being clear about how the child is going to achieve their targets
  • Managing any support the TA provides for your child
  • Ensuring that you (the parent/carer) is involved in supporting your child’s learning and informed about how your child is getting on (including any concerns)
  • Being aware of the procedures for identifying, assessing and supporting children with SEND

You can also have a chat with a member of the support staff (TA/LM). Support staff are employed at Becket to support individual and groups of children with SEND.

  • Support staff work in partnership with, but also under the direction and management of the class teacher and SENCO
  • The support they provide is focused
  • They form a crucial part of the package of support available for your child, but are never a substitute for your child’s teacher.

You can also talk to the SENCo, Mrs R Varley. The SENCo is responsible for:

  • Developing and reviewing the school’s SEND Policy
  • Coordinating all the support for children with SEND
  • Providing specialist support and advice 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
  • Advising on resources
  • Ensuring that you as parent/carer are involved in supporting your child’s learning, kept informed about the support your child is getting and involved in reviewing how they are doing
  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Educational Psychology
  • Liaising with other educational settings if your child is leaving or joining Becket to ensure that information is passed on
  • Updating the school’s SEND Register (a system for ensuring that all the SEND needs of pupils in Becket are known)
  • Ensuring that records of your child’s progress and needs are kept

You are very welcome to talk to our Head Teacher, Mrs S James who is responsible for:

  • The day-to-day management of all aspects of the school, including support for children with SEND
  • Ensuring the SEND Policy is implemented throughout the school
  • Ensuring resources are available to support the implementation of the SEND Policy within the overall budget constraints
  • Keeping Governors informed about SEND together with the SENCo
  • The Head Teacher gives responsibility to the SENCo and class teachers, but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met

The SEND Governor is Mr C Wynn.  As the SEND Governor, he takes a special interest in SEND. The SEND Governor’s responsibilities are

  • To keep the Full Governing Body informed of the provision for children with SEND at Becket
  • Monitor this provision, ensure that legal duties are fulfilled and that pupils’ needs are met
  • Regularly review our SEND Policy
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