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?

v  Close communication between school and home is fundamentally important to ensuring your child receives the correct level of support. At Orchard Junior School we have a proud history of strong partnerships with parents which, is at the centre of our school ethos.

v  Orchard Junior School operates an open-door policy which allows parents to meet with their child’s class teacher, at a mutually convenient time, to discuss your child’s progress.

v  If your child is on the SEND register and receiving additional support you will be invited to termly meetings. At these meetings an individual provision plan (IPP) will be shared detailing the additional support your child will receive together with the regularity and duration of the support. Detailed, specific targets will also be discussed together with the way in which parents can provide support towards these targets at home. At the end of term there will be the opportunity to meet with the class teacher / SENCO to discuss the impact of interventions and progress made. Parents, pupils and class teachers will have the opportunity to complete a short written review on progress made each term.

v  The SENCO is also available to discuss your child’s progress and suggest ways in which you can provide support at home.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

v  Where a pupil has complex needs the SENCO will invite parents to regular meetings throughout the year which may include representatives from external agencies who are involved in supporting the child.   This may be to review a Special Educational Needs Support Agreement (SENSA) or an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP)

v  If your child is receiving ELSA support there will be regular opportunities to meet with his/her ELSA support.  The ELSA team also offer home link support.

v  Where appropriate a class teacher may introduce a home/ school link book in order that daily notes can be more easily shared.

HOW DOES THE SCHOOL KNOW HOW WELL MY CHILD IS DOING?

v  Termly pupil progress meetings are held involving the Senior Management Team and Year Teams to analyse progress made.  Where children are identified as not making the expected progress against National and age related expectations appropriate interventions are put in place.

v  The SENCO meets termly with class teachers and learning support assistants to discuss the impact of interventions and resulting progress for all pupils on the SEN register. Where expected progress has not been achieved changes may be made to intervention programmes or the level of support received by the child.  This information will then be shared with parents.

v  Teachers are observing and assessing their pupils on a daily basis.  Where there is cause for concern this would be raised with the SENCO and parents.

v  Targets on Individual Provision Plans are reviewed at least termly by the class teacher and learning support assistant. These will be shared with parents during the  review meeting.