At Farnham Green we work hard to ensure that all children are able to meet their full potential. If there are concerns about the progress a child is making, there are clear procedures in place to ensure the child receives the help that they need.
The process begins with an initial concern and this could be from home or at school . This concern will be discussed with the class teacher and SENCo who will suggest ways in which the child can be best supported.
In school we have a number of diagnostic programmes to help identify their specific need. Once identified there are a number of different ways in which support can be given, these include:
- Quality first teaching
- Small group work
- Short interventions
- Specialist outreach support
- An individual programme of learning for those pupils with an Educational Health and Support Plan.
The SENCo has termly meetings with one of the boroughs' Education Psychologist's who will then meet with parents to discuss further actions if required.
How does the school meet the needs of individual children?
- Teachers make sure that children can access learning
- Teachers ensure an appropriate degree of challenge and support in lessons
- Pupils have access to a range of resources that are designed to help them learn in different ways
- Regular progress meetings take place between the Headteacher and class teacher
- The SENCo oversees all the support and progress of any child requiring additional support.
Who should I contact if I have any questions or concerns about my child's SEND?
If you have a concern about your child, you should first, arrange to meet with your child's teacher to discuss your concerns.
The class teacher will then have a discussion with the SENCo and a referral will be made for further SENCo involvement.
The school SENCo will meet with parents to discuss the issues causing concern and to complete any referrals for the involvement of outside agencies.
How will the school involve me as a parent and my child in meeting our SEND needs?
Class teachers hold regular review meetings. There are Open Evenings every term where you can book an appointment to see your child’s work and discuss their progress with the teacher. We give advice on how to support learning at home. In some cases, if appropriate, teachers might use a home/school book to have daily communication with parents. In addition, the SENCo can be reached by email or phone. When further intervention is required, the SENCo and Education Psychologist will meet with you to discuss what further support can be provided.
What additional support will my child receive in school?
The school has a number of Learning Support Assistants who work in class or with individual children. All our LSAs have extensive training, some have developed specific specialism such as speech and language and behaviour management.
We also receive support from; Hatton Outreach services, New Rush Hall Outreach and Speech Therapy. Specialists can support teachers in class, provide 1:1 or small group interventions. Sometimes they work alongside LSAs to further develop the LSAs skills and knowledge.
Apart from specialist teachers we offer the following school led interventions:
- Colourful Semantics – a Speech & Language Programme used for developing sentences
- Language Link - a Speech and Language Programme to develop the understanding of language
- Maths Boxes- a numeracy intervention
- Numicon - used in class to develop number skills
- Lego Therapy- developing social skills and speech and language
- Read Write Inc - reading through phonics
- Individual Learning Plans - with short term targets, interventions and assessments.
How does the school support my child with a medical need?
- A medical need does not always mean that a child has a special educational need. The SENCo and Parent Support Advisor (PSA) work closely to ensure children with medical needs have appropriate health care plans and risk assessments in place
- The School has a policy on the administration and management of medicine
- A fully trained member of staff manages the overview of medication and care plans
- Members of staff specifically trained to administer medication
- The school nurse visits regularly to meet with parents and pupils
To view our Schools local SEND offer please click here