SEND Information Report: How can I find out how well my child is doing?
Ongoing assessment takes place by class teachers to identify pupils who are not making adequate progress. At Park Hill the progress and attainment of all pupils is reviewed every half term by the Senior Leadership Team and class teachers, at which time provision may be adjusted to meet identified needs.
Following further assessments and after discussions with key staff and parents, additional support may be put into place to help overcome any difficulties.
This additional support is documented and tracked by the school through the Individual Provision Maps. Interventions (run by the Class Teacher, Year Group Leader, SEND Lead Teacher or Learning Support Assistant) are used to address key areas of learning. For children with significant needs, a support plan will be put in place. The teacher and SEND Lead Teacher make every effort to involve the child and the parent in the SEND support plan process. Where external agencies are involved, their advice and recommendations are included in this planning. Actions agreed take into account each pupil’s strengths as well as their difficulties. Parents are kept informed of the support their child is receiving at the termly Consultation Evenings where a copy of the Individual Provision Map should be offered by the class teacher.If your child continues to make little or no progress, an EHCP may be requested.
In some cases, and for pupils who already have Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP), an Individual Support Assistant (ISA) may be allocated. The level of support will relate to the complexity and severity of need. There will be an expectation that pupils should develop independent learning skills as far as possible and not become reliant on adult supervision. Formal EHCP review meetings are held at least annually. Parents are invited to this review and external agencies attend when appropriate. The impact of support offered is considered along with the progress towards targets set. Support arrangements will be updated and revised accordingly. If not involved already, this might include referral to external agencies. The outcomes of these meetings will be formally recorded.
Further details about this process will be explained by the SEND Lead Teacher and information published in the Local Authority’s Local Offer.