Your Questions Answered
HOW DOES HART PLAIN KNOW IF OUR CHILDREN NEED EXTRA HELP AND WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK MY CHILD MAY HAVE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS?
- Concerns are raised by parents/carers, teachers or the child
- Limited or no progress is being made
- There is a sudden change in the pupils behaviour or progress
If you are concerned about your child you should first contact your class teacher to discuss these concerns. Further actions may take place following this meeting where needed.
HOW WILL BOTH YOU AND I KNOW HOW MY CHILD IS DOING?
We have two formal reports that are sent home during the school year which will inform you of the progress being made.
In addition to this there are also informal opportunities to discuss your child's progress with their class teacher.
HOW WILL YOU HELP ME SUPPORT MY CHILD'S LEARNING?
HOW WILL WE SUPPORT YOUR CHILD?
HOW WILL THE CURRICULUM BE MATCHED TO MY CHILD'S NEEDS?
HOW IS THE DECISION MADE ABOUT THE TYPE AND HOW MUCH SUPPORT MY CHILD WILL RECEIVE?
HOW WILL MY CHILD BE INCLUDED IN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL CLASSROOM INCLUDING SCHOOL TRIPS?
WHAT SUPPORT WILL THERE BE FOR MY CHILD'S OVERALL WELL BEING?
Should your child need prescribed medicine to be administered during the school day then this is managed through the school office.
Should your child have a care plan that has been devised by the school nursing team then this will be shared with all staff concerned.
We offer a variety of support for those who may be experiencing emotional difficulties. These include:
- PSHCE curriculum - taught sessions with teachers to develop strategies
- Time with our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
- Our Nurture Group - The Pride
- Lunchtime Activities
- Buddy Bench
- Structured Play
- Opportunities for the children to talk to a member of staff
- Support with external agencies - see the last section - Who else does the school work with?
WHAT SPECIALIST SERVICES AND EXPERTISE ARE AVAILABLE AT OR ACCESSED BY THE SCHOOL?
- Educational Psychologist
- Child and Mental Health Care
- School Nursing Team
- Occupational Therapist
- Children's Services
- Primary Behaviour Support Team
- Family Support Advisor
- Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
- Speech and Language Therapist
WHAT TRAINING HAVE THE STAFF SUPPORTING SEND HAD OR WHAT TRAINING ARE THEY HAVING?
Different members of staff have received various training related to SEND. Training is often completed and set up according to the needs within school.
These have included sessions on:
- Epilepsy Training
- Epipen Training
- Basic First Aid
- Teaching methods
- Differentiation techniques
- Attachment - Nurture Group principles
- Emotional Literacy Support
- Dyslexia - teaching strategies to support
- Behaviour management
- Team Teach - restraint
Our SENCO has also completed the national accreditation.
HOW ACCESSIBLE IS OUT SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT?
- We have a large disabled toilet
- The school has a disabled parking bay
- The school has a hearing induction loop system fitted
- The majority of the building is wheelchair accessible with wide doors for access
- We liaise with EMAS (Ethnic Minority Achievement Service) who assist us in support our families with English as an additional language.
HOW ARE PARENTS INVOLVED IN OUR SCHOOL? HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
- Attendance at Parent's Evening
- Discussions with your child's class teacher
- Through attending meetings with external agencies when requested
- Through attending any informal meetings
- Attendance at celebratory events e.g. plays, celebration of work, class assemblies
HOW WILL MY CHILD BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR VIEWS?
HOW WILL I RAISE CONCERNS IF I NEED TO?
HOW WILL THE SCHOOL PREPARE AND SUPPORT MY CHILD WHEN JOINING THE SCHOOL AND TRANSFERRING TO A NEW SCHOOL?