Please talk to us – we strive to be open and honest with parents and hope you feel you are able to do the same with us.
Who are the best people to talk to at Poulner Junior School about my child’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?
The Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Leader- Mrs Simone Smithson
- Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
- Ensuring that you are:
- involved in supporting your child’s learning
- kept informed about the support your child is getting
- involved in reviewing how you child is progressing
- Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology etc...
- Updating the school’s SEND Support register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known)
- Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.
- Taking the lead on your child's learning and their progress and identifying, planning and delivering a relevant and tailored curriculum for your child which may involve additional help for your child (this could be things like targeted work, additional support) and letting the SENCO know as necessary.
- Sharing and reviewing targets and strategies for pupils with SEND and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term.
- Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.
If at any point you feel that you would like further discussions then Mrs Walker, Mrs Cason or Mrs Fletcher are more than happy to meet with parents too.