Fordham CE Primary School

FordhamCE Primary School

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F.A.Qs for SEN/D

How are children with SEN/D identified and assessed?

  • We use a range of holistic approaches based on the views of the parent, child, teacher and support staff to gather evidence on a child's needs.  
  • Liaise with external agencies such as the school nurse or educational psychologist.
  • Use school based assessments, such as BPVS, to gather new information.
  • Consider health / medication conditions and diagnoses.
  • Liaise with previous school settings, if applicable. 

How can I let the school know that I am concerned about my child's progress?

  • Speak to the class teacher. Our school office will happily organise an appointment. 
  • Speak to Mrs. Woodman (SEN/D Coordinator).
  • Talk to Mrs. Coates / Miss. Rankin who can get you to the most appropriate person.

How will the school let me know if there are any concerns about my child's progress?

  • We gather information about children at regular intervals. Should there ever be a point of concern, we would make immediate contact with you and arrange a meeting to talk through our concerns as well as hearing any of yours.

What can we do to help as parents / carers?

  • Continue to build a strong relationship with the school; attend parents' evenings, school workshops etc.
  • Share any medical or SEN/D reports you may have with us so that we can offer support at the earliest point.
  • Respond to invitations to discuss, review and plan future support for your child.
  • Support homework tasks. 

 What voice does my child have?

  • All children are asked to participate in sharing their views through questionnaires, pupil perception interviews and through the School Council. 
  • A well-structured PSHE curriculum allows opportunities for children to discuss their feelings, thoughts and concerns.
  • Children with additional needs are asked their opinions through self-esteem questionnaires and feelings cards. These are all supported activities. 
  • Ultimately, your child is the key to knowing how to help them.

How accessible is the school?

  • We have a disabled access bay at the front of the school.  
  • All main exits / entrances have appropriate access for wheelchair use and walking AIDS. 
  • Risk assessments are completed, reviewed and updated regularly.
  • We have a dedicated hygiene room and currently three disabled access toilets for children.
  • Other accessibility requirements bespoke to an individual are always discussed in detail with parents and professionals so that we can be as inclusive as possible.

If I am unhappy, how do I complain?

  • We hope that our Christian community is one that serves everyone in a respectful manner. However, if you feel there is an issue you should talk to the class teacher first.
  • Should the issue still be unresolved, you can make an appointment to see a member of the senior leadership team who will be happy to investigate your complaint and report back to you. 
  • The SEN/D link governor is also a point of contact after you have spoken to the class teacher and senior leadership team.