Updated: January 2024
Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND
All children in our school have a voice and are encouraged to share their opinions and ideas. At child centred annual reviews (for children with EHCPs), your child is invited to the review and is able to join in the discussion about how their learning is going. Prior to the meeting, staff work with the child to find a way in which they can share their views. Children at the Support Plan phase are actively involved in reviewing their termly targets and have the opportunity to add their comments to the plan as it progresses. Most importantly,
we pride ourselves in the effective relationships that we have with our children – which means that we have daily, open conversations with our children leading to a very clear picture of what our children enjoy, what works and what they need.
Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
Parents and children are at the very heart of everything we do at St Helen Auckland Primary and we believe your involvement is crucial. There are three SEND Parents’ Evenings each year. Sometimes, these are combined with the whole school parents’ evenings. At these meetings, we will review your child’s support plan and discuss any concerns either school or home have. We will then plan new outcomes for their support plan together for the following term. We expect parents to attend a child centred ‘Annual Review’ for all pupils with an ‘Educational Health and Care Plan’, to enable all of the staff who work with yourselves to discuss the placement each year. Parents will be given as much notice as possible to ensure they can attend.
Staff are available by appointment if you need to speak to them and Mrs Treend, our SENDCo, is available to discuss any concerns you have. We also have Paula, our Learning mentor, who is available to discuss any concerns parents may have and provide support where necessary.