Special Educational Needs

What is SEN?

SEN stands for Special Educational Needs.

Your child is put onto the SEN register if school feel they may have difficulties in one or more of the following areas.

  • Sensory and/or Physical needs

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs

  • Communicating and Interacting

  • Cognition and Learning

 

 

What is the SEN Register?

Being on the SEN register means your child is closely monitored by the SENCO (Miss Hunter) and the Inclusion Team and they will receive the support they need to achieve personalised targets at Meadow View.

 

 

How will I know my child’s needs are being met and what support will be available?

At Meadow View, we have an Inclusion Team who meet weekly to discuss the needs of our children. Mrs Logan (Head Teacher), Miss Hunter (SENCO and Inclusion and Learning Executive), Mrs Gregg (Assistant Head for Inclusion), Mrs Morgan (Safeguarding and Inclusion Officer) and Miss May (Behaviour and Social, Emotional and Mental Health lead) attend these weekly meetings to ensure that we have a collaborative approach to meeting children’s needs.

We discuss caseloads on a cycle basis to ensure that no child is missed. 

How will I know my child is making progress?

At Meadow View, we have three stages of SEN support. This can be seen outlined in the diagram below. Children will be set Individual Educational Plan targets or Support Plan targets through parents’ meetings or SEN reviews as explained below. These targets are reviewed with parents/carers at these meetings.

Stage 3

Children in this stage will have a Support Plan document. This is a lengthy document that follows the child through school to build a picture of their personalised needs and the provision they require. It looks at the different areas of need including; Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Sensory and Physical and Independence. For each of these areas we list your child’s strengths and what their areas of need are. Targets will be set each term and agreed priorities listed for each of the areas mentioned above to ensure your child is successful in meeting their personalised targets.

Your child will have 3 SEN Reviews per year. One each term. These will be detailed meetings, with the SENCO present, where we go through and update the Support Plan document in each of the sections, review old targets and set new targets. These SEN reviews will be instead of the shorter parents’ meetings we have in the year.

Stage 2

Children in this stage will have an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) document. This is a one-page document with targets to show what your child needs to work on. We use the language Intent, Implementation and Impact and then Review. The Intent is the target we want your child to achieve. Implementation is the steps we will put in place to ensure your child achieves the target. Impact is what will this look like when your child has been successful? These will be reviewed at the following SEN meeting.

Your child will have 1 shorter parents’ meeting in the Autumn Term and 2 SEN meetings in the Spring and Summer Terms. The SEN meetings will be longer sessions with the SENCO present so that we can ensure that your child is making sufficient progress towards their targets. These SEN reviews will be instead of the shorter parents’ meeting in the Spring and Summer terms.

Stage 1

Children in this stage will have an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) document. This is a one-page document with targets to show what your child needs to work on. We use the language Intent, Implementation and Impact and then Review. The Intent is the target we want your child to achieve. Implementation is the steps we will put in place to ensure your child achieves the target. Impact is what will this look like when your child has been successful? These will be reviewed at the following SEN meeting.

Your child will have 2 shorter parents’ meetings in the Autumn and Spring Terms and 1 SEN meeting in the Summer Term with the SENCO present to ensure that your child is making sufficient progress towards their targets. This will be instead of a parents’ meeting in the Summer term. We have specifically chosen Summer for the SEN meeting as this will enable your child to have a smooth transition to the next year group by ensuring that the next teacher has all the information they need.

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our school SENCo is Danielle Hunter.

The following documents are available to download and can also be found on our Prospectus & Policies page.

 

 

Further information is also available at the following links:

 

 

Teaching Assistants are employed as finances permit and needs warrant, to support pupils with SEN in the classroom.

Further information

If your child has special needs please do feel free to speak with the Head, class teacher or SENCo. We see our teaching of pupils with special needs very much as a joint effort and we rely on a close working relationship with parents.

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