– You will be able to discuss your child’s progress at Parents’ Evenings or you can drop in to the child’s class teacher by making an appointment who will gladly discuss any issues you may have.
– The class teacher may suggest ways of how you can support your child.
– You may want to discuss strategies with the learning mentors or SENCo if there are difficulties with a child’s behaviour/emotional needs.
– If outside agencies or the Educational Psychologist have been involved suggestions and programmes of study are normally provided that can be used at home.
Progress is the crucial factor in determining the need for additional support. Adequate progress is that which:
– Narrows the attainment gap between pupil and peers
– Prevents the attainment gap widening
– Is equivalent to that of peers starting from the same baseline but less than the majority of peers
– Equals or improves upon the pupil’s previous rate of progress
– Ensures full curricular access
– Shows an improvement in self-help and social or personal skills
– Shows improvements in the pupil’s behaviour
Where teachers decide that a pupil’s learning is unsatisfactory, the SENCO is the first to be consulted. The SENCO and teacher will review the approaches adopted and parents will be fully consulted at each stage. Outside agencies may then be contacted to provide additional support.