What should I do if I think my child has special needs or disability?

The school acknowledges each parent’s expertise on their child, encourages the sharing of information and recognises the key role parents/ guardians often play in recognising SEND in their own children.

If you feel that your child may have SEND then you should ask to speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. If they are unable to see you straight away, they will be happy to make an appointment when you can discuss your concerns in more detail. Your child’s class teacher may also feel that it would be helpful to have the SENCO attend the meeting.

The school closely monitors all of its children with special needs, and at the meeting we may feel that we do need to put in place some strategies and interventions to minimise or overcome your child’s barriers to learning. Similarly if a teacher has concerns about your child and their progress, you will be invited to school by the teacher to discuss this.