Who will be involved?

If your child is identified as having Special Education Needs, there are several staff who will be involved in supporting your pupil, enabling full access to the curriculum and ensuring that your child makes progress.  Below you will find the responsibilities held by specific staff related to SEND in school.

The Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team are responsible for:

  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.
  • The Principal will give responsibility to the SENCO and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
  • The Senior Leadership Team will ensure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

As the school's named SENCO, Mr. Worthington is responsible for:

  • Developing the school’s SEN action plan.
  • Pupil Progress Monitoring (shared responsibility with Principal)
  • Strategic co-ordination of the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning in school and offering advice to staff through lesson observations.
  • Supporting staff with identification of pupils for intervention.
  • Monitoring the impact of interventions in school.
  • Ensuring that you are:
    • Involved in supporting your child’s learning.
    • Kept informed about the support your child is accessing.
    • Involved in reviewing how pupils are progressing.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are detailed records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • Supporting the development of the continuous professional development of staff within school.
  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.
  • Monitoring the impact of policies and the effectiveness of provision in the school.
  • Completing relevant performance management of staff.

The Inclusion Co-ordinator

As the school's Inclusion Co-ordinator, Mrs Somers is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that you are:
    • Involved in supporting your child’s learning.
    • Kept informed about the support your child is accessing.
    • Involved in reviewing how pupils are progressing.
  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are detailed records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • Carrying out learner observations in order to identify areas of need.
  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist, etc.
  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.
  • Preparing and holding Person Centred Reviews for all pupils with a Statement / EHCP, submitting reports to the LA as stated in the Code of Practice (2014)

 

Your Child's Class Teacher

Your child's class teacher is responsible for:

  • The progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could include actions such as targeted work, additional support) and informing the SENCO / Inclusion Coordinator as necessary.
  • Constructing target sequences based on the continual updating of the SEN Learning and Assessment Tool.
  • Ensuring that every member of staff working with your child in school is helped to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

Speech and Language Support

Mrs Lackey is Kings Rise Academy’s Speech and Language Teaching Assistant. When children have been referred to Speech Therapy, Mrs Lackey will liaise with teachers and carry out both small group and 1:1 teaching in order to support the progress made against Speech and Language targets set by outside agencies.

If your child works with Mrs Lackey for Speech and Language support, she will also attend provision review meetings in school in order to report on progress.

Pastoral Support

Mrs Brookes is a Pastoral Manager at Kings Rise Academy and also our Family Liaison Officer. She is available for the children to speak to if they need additional pastoral support. This may involve whole class teaching in order to support pupils, small group teaching or 1:1 support work.