All children learn at different rates and in different ways. Early identification, assessment and interventions of a Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) are essential. Lilleshall has a SEND policy which outlines how we identify, assess and support children with SEND. More detailed observations are made in a variety of contexts as well as careful monitoring of the curriculum. We obtain information from parents / carers and any other records from the previous schools the children may have attended. If further assessment is required we use the Local Authority assessment pack to help us determine the child’s strengths and areas to be developed. We can then identify and implement the appropriate strategies for the child.
If you are concerned about your child’s progress at school, you should talk, in the first instance class teacher and then the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO - Mrs Vanessa Savill). The SENCO is responsible for co-ordinating provision for children with Special Educational Needs supporting and advising class teachers, liaising with parents and working with a range of professionals who support pupils with SEND.
The SENCO or class teacher can discuss your worries and outline what is being done to help your child learn and progress. This may involve adapting resources or teaching methods, providing additional support, usually referred to as a differentiated curriculum. Your child’s progress will be reviewed regularly and discussed with you. If their needs continue to cause concern, the school will ask for help from other professionals who could advise on ways to support your child.