Children who need extra help may be identified by staff at school or any other adult close to the child.
The school constantly monitors children’s academic, social and emotional progress. Any concerns about a child, in consultation with parents, are dealt with immediately with the relevant professionals being informed. Parents are able to discuss their child with the class teacher, SENCo or Headteacher at any time.
Most children and young people will have their special educational needs met in mainstream schools through good classroom practice. This is called Quality First Teaching. Children including SEND children are assessed every term and are tracked and monitored throughout the academic year and their school life. We hold a termly Parent’s Meeting and send out an Interim report and End of Year Report to parents.
At Thornhill Primary School we follow a graduated support approach which is called “Assess, Plan, Do, Review”. This means that we will:
1) Assess a child’s special educational needs
2) Plan the provision to meet your child’s aspirations and agreed outcomes
3) Do put the provision in place to meet those outcomes
4) Review the support and progress
As part of this approach, we will produce a SEN Support Plan that describes the provision that we will make to meet a child’s special educational needs and agreed outcomes. Parents and carers will be fully involved in this process.
A small percentage of children and young people with significant learning difficulties might need an assessment that could lead to an Education, Health and Care Plan. Full details can be found on the Local Offer website.
SEND children will have an Education Plan with achievable targets and the support they will be given. These will be discussed with parents.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.