- If behaviour issues continue despite pastoral intervention, then a behavioural specialist may become involved in supporting your child’s behavioural issues
- If concerns arise regarding your child’s attendance, then Education Welfare may be asked to become involved as stated in our attendance policy (please refer to the schools website)
9. HOW WILL MY CHILD BE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS AND BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR VIEWS?
- Regular learning discussions with the class teacher/teaching assistant to discuss how they feel that they have got on with their targets and what support they feel they may need in the future.
10. HOW WILL THE CURRICULUM BE MATCHED TO MY CHILD'S NEEDS?
Our staff use a variety of methods to support your child in class. These include:
- Quality First Teaching
- Differentiation in teaching to target the needs of your child
- Using talking partners to share ideas and peer support for learning
- Using concrete apparatus to support practical Maths skills
- Using visual aids such as pictures, working walls, word mats, visual timetables
- Using technology such as iPads to support learning through specially selected apps and to record views as a different method to writing
- Using differing groupings in order to support the best learning possible
- Using carefully selected seating arrangements to ensure that your child can access learning to their full potential
11. WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WILL THERE BE FOR ME TO DISCUSS MY CHILD'S ACHIEVEMENTS? HOW WILL I KNOW THAT MY CHILD IS PROGRESSING?
We pride ourselves on our positive relationships with parents and carers. Opportunities for feedback include:
- Parents Evenings – an opportunity to discuss your child’s achievements and targets
- General teacher feedback as required
- Termly Pupil Passport review meetings
- Star Achievers assemblies
- Open door policy – please ask to arrange an appointment to discuss your child’s progress with the class teacher or SENCo
12. HOW DOES THE SCHOOL KNOW HOW WELL MY CHILD IS DOING?
We carefully track all pupils’ progress across each term by using observations and assessment. This data is uploaded onto the schools tracking system. This will highlight if your child is reaching age related expectations and help us to identify support where needed. We use the following methods to achieve this:
- Early Learning Goals for children working in the Foundation Stage
- Reading, writing, maths and spelling assessments
- Standardised assessments carried out by our Specialist Teacher or Educational Psychologist
- Assessment for learning within the classroom
- Individual targets
- PSP plans
These all help to build a clear picture of how your child is achieving. It may be deemed appropriate, following a graduated approach to apply for an ‘Education Health Care Plan’ (Statement of Additional Needs).
13. HOW WILL MY CHILD BE INCLUDED IN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM INCLUDING SCHOOL TRIPS?
All school trips require a risk assessment before they are carried out. Staff will ensure that all children are catered for and additional needs highlighted and met. If your child requires 1:1 support, this will be provided.
The school has an Early Bird Club and Breakfast Club which all children are able to attend. To ensure numbers do not exceed safety regulations, Early Bird sessions should be pre-booked. There is also a Homework Club which runs from 08:30 – 08:50 for pupils in Key Stage 2.
14. HOW ACCESSIBLE IS THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT?
To support your child to access the school environment we have ramp access which are located in both the infant and junior areas of the school. We also have a hygiene suite.
15. HOW WILL THE SCHOOL PREPARE AND SUPPORT MY CHILD IN SCHOOL?
We have good links with our feeder nurseries. In order to support a smooth transition:
- The Foundation team make visits to see all new intake children in their nursery setting
- May make home visits to discuss your child’s needs
- Arrange afternoon visits in Term 6 for your child to have short sessions in their new classroom. This allows your child to become familiar with their new environment and the staff that will be supporting them.
- We hold a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ for all new intake children
- We exchange information with the child’s current nursery in order to share individual needs
- We hold a Foundation ‘welcome meeting’ in Term 6 for parents and careers to attend. This allows us to share information and provides the opportunity to meet the staff.
Transition between year groups will take place on ‘All Change Days’. These are held in July and give all children the chance to spend time in their new classroom with their new teaching team. We also hold a ‘meet the teacher’ session in September where you will invited to come along and meet your child’s new class teacher. For children already identified as SEND, an individual 'meet the teacher' session is held to discuss your child's special needs during the next year.
16. HOW WILL THE SCHOOL PREPARE AND SUPPORT MY CHILD TO TRANSFER TO SECONDARY SCHOOL?
We understand that the transition to secondary school can be a daunting time for everyone, especially if your child has SEND. We will support you and your child by:
- Contact between ourselves and your child’s new school
- Sharing information with the SENCo and pastoral teams within your child’s new school
- Arranging staff from your child’s new school to visit pupils in our school to ensure positive relationships
- Invite the SENCo from your child’s secondary school to attend review meetings where appropriate
- A Transition Passport will be completed to allow your child to become familiar with their new school
17 HOW WILL I BE INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING MY CHILD?
Parents will be given advice on practical ways to support their child’s development in school and at home. We often give parents:
- Games for developing memory, spellings, maths
- Useful websites and apps
- Strategies for reading support
- Specific agency advice which could be visual timetables or behaviour management strategies
- Letters to support referrals
Parents are also encouraged to support within school by:
- Sharing your knowledge of your child with us
- Joining us to celebrate your children through performances and the Star Achievers assemblies
- Attending special workshops to support maths and phonics at home
18. HOW CAN I ACCESS SUPPORT FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY?
Useful organisations include:
The Lincolnshire County Council Local Offer can be found at:
This contains information regarding SEND provision across the county.
19 WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
If you require and further help or support, please contact:
- Your child’s class teacher
- SENCo: Mrs Jayne Allen Email: Jayne.Allen@belmont.lincs.sch.uk