What support do we have for parents / carers of students with SEND?

  • Teachers and Heads of Department are available to discuss progress or any concerns you may have about a specific subject.
  • Learning Support Assistants, Learning Support Teachers, Form Tutors and the SEND team are available to discuss wider concerns, progress overall and personal development.
  • Other Specialists (including external Specialists) such as Speech and Language Therapists and Dyslexia Specialists may also give feedback.
  • The pastoral team (Heads of Year, Mentors) are also available to discuss concerns regarding a student’s emotional well being.
  • The SEND team also offer guidance as appropriate to parents about strategies or activities which can be done at home to support students’ learning.
  • The SEND team may also support parents with strategies, resources and ideas for supporting students’ learning at home.
  • Parents may also have an opportunity to meet with other professionals involved in supporting their child.
  • All information from external professionals will be discussed with parents as appropriate, either in person or in a written report, according to the nature of the feedback.
  • Pupil Profiles will be reviewed with parents three times a year.
  • Statements of SEND and EHCPs will be reviewed annually with parents / carers and all other appropriate professionals involved in the student’s education, health and care.
  • The student’s school diary can also be used by parents to communicate with the School, if it has been agreed as a useful way to support the student and parent.
  • Parent workshops on supporting students’ e-safety, emotional well-being and stress management are also offered by the School.