1. HOW DOES THE SCHOOL KNOW IF CHILDREN NEED EXTRA HELP?
At Thorn Primary School, children are identified as having SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) through a variety of ways, usually a combination, which may include some of the following:
- Liaison with previous school or pre-school setting;
- Child performing below ‘age expected’ levels or equivalent (e.g. percentile rankings);
- Concerns raised by a parent;
- Concerns raised by a teacher: for example, if behaviour or self-esteem is affecting performance;
- Consultations between class teachers and members of the Leadership team where progress data is discussed;
- Liaison with external agencies e.g. for a physical/ sensory issue, speech and language or Educational Psychologist;
- Use of tools for standardised assessment such as: Speech Link, WRAT test, Dyslexia screening;
- Children with a Statement / EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) already have many of their needs clearly identified. Their placement at our school is a decision that is made by the Local Education Authority.
HOW DO I RAISE CONCERNS IF I NEED TO?
Talk to us – contact your child’s class teacher about your concerns initially. If you feel that you would like to speak to a senior member of staff, ask to arrange an appointment with the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator: Mrs R Boulton) or Headteacher (Mrs A Edgar). Appointments can be arranged in person, by phone or by email.
Phone: 01706 874027