Orchard Junior School: SEN Information Report

Please click an underlined question to find out the answer. The sub-questions are answered under the main question.


How does the school know if children need extra help and what should I do if i think my child has special educational needs?

  • How will I raise concerns if i need to?

How will the school support my child?

  • Who will oversee, plan, work with my child and how often?
  • Who will explain this to me?
  • How are the governors involved and what are their responsibilities?

How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?

  • What are the school’s approaches to differentiation and how will that help my child?

How will I know how my child is doing and how you will help me to support my child’s learning?

  • What opportunities will there be for me to discuss my child’s progress?
  • How does the child know how well my child is doing?

What support is there for my child’s overall well being?

  • What is the pastoral, medical and social support available in the school?
  • How does the school manage the administration of medicines?
  • What support is there for behaviour, avoiding exclusion and increasing attendance?
  • How will my child be able to contribute their views?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

What training have the staff supporting children with SEN had or are currently having?

How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including all trips?

How accessible is the school environment?

How will the school prepare and support my child when joining the school and transferring to a new school?

How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s SEN needs?

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?

  • How do we know if it has had an impact?

Who can I contact for further information?

  • Who should I contact if I am considering whether my child should join the school?