Special Educational Needs and Additional Support
Who are the best people to talk to in the school about my child’s difficulties with learning/Special Educational Needs & disabilities (SEND)?
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is: Mrs Kirsten Groth
Our SEN Governor is: Mrs Sarah Wright
Mrs Groth (who is contactable at the school on firstname.lastname@example.org ) is responsible for:
• Coordinating all the support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Disabilities and developing the school’s SEN Policy to make sure all the 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 receiving
• involved in reviewing how they are doing
• part of planning ahead for them
• 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 SEN register (a system for ensuring all the SEN needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs
• To provide specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so that they can help your child (and other pupils with SEND in the school) achieve the best possible progress in school
What is the SEND Code of Practice?
The SEND Code of Practice sets out statutory guidance for schools. A revised SEND Code of Practice was implemented in September 2014, with the main aim of developing better partnerships between children, parents/carers, educational settings, health professionals and social care.
The revised SEND code of practice can be downloaded here:
Where can I find support as a parent of a child with SEND?
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council
The Wiltshire Parent Carer Council is an independent, voluntary organisation which is managed and run by parent carers, for parent carers. They have a membership in excess of 1600 parent carers across Wiltshire whose children range in age (0-25yrs) and in the type of special educational needs and/or disabilities they have. These include mental health, physical, sensory, learning, communication, challenging behaviour, autistic spectrum disorders and health conditions that require complex care.