Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND
Teachers/SENCO and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes. The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. The children take an active role with setting their outcomes and discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO. The children have regular meetings with staff to discuss their progress and support.
At Bournmoor Primary we have arrangements for Pupil voice in school developments relating to SEN provision. We strive to ensure that all children attending Bournmoor Primary School receive provision that maximises their enjoyment and achievement. This underpins all we do to support children and consultation with families is key to securing success in this area. We offer lots of ways for pupils to be listened to and offer their opinions. Here are just some of the ways we consult pupils with SEND:
- Pupils can become school councillors or share their ideas with their school councillor.
- Pupils can write and present whole school assemblies allowing them opportunities to share their values.
- Pupil views are sought in PSHE sessions.
- Children can put their opinions and concerns in our class comment boxes which staff respond to.
- Pupil views are sought and valued through pupil questionnaires.
- Children and their families can talk to our Parent Support Advisor and school nurse.
- We offer activities and clubs where pupils can work together, share ideas and be listened to.
Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support. Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process. Our school has arrangements to gather Parent/Carer voice in school developments relating to SEN provision.
There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:
- Termly parents/ carers evenings;
- Ongoing discussions with a class teacher and/or SENCO;
- An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;
- Through regular reviews of their child’s SEN Support Plan/ EHC Plan.
- Regular information being provided to support parents with their child’s needs;
- Parent Questionnaires.
We believe that parents whose children have special educational needs also have entitlements which include access to relevant information, professional guidance on pupil needs and an expectation that those needs will be met. We regard parents as partners. Their knowledge, views and experience are vital and they must be involved actively in any decisions affecting their children’s development.
Effective assessments and provision will be secured where there is the greatest possible degree of partnership between parents, their children and other supporting agencies. We will have due regard for the Special Needs Code of Practice 2015, our duties towards all pupils with special educational needs and to ensure that parents are made aware that provision is being made for their child.
On occasion parent views are sought via external means such as Ofsted. For example, from Friday 10th January 2020 to Tuesday 21st January parents can click a link to give their views on SEND as part of the re-visit of Durham local area inspection from 22nd to 24th January 2020. Parents are informed of this by schools to ensure views are sought e.g. via text message to ensure that the link can be accessed. See the attached letter for more information and the link: