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Who are the best people to talk about my child's difficulty with learning/SEND?

Class Teacher


Within the school, the class teacher knows your child the best. Any concerns you have about your child should be discussed with the class teacher in the first instance.


He/She is responsible for:


  • Ensuring that all children have access to good or outstanding classroom teaching and that the curriculum is adapted to meet your child’s individual needs. (also known as differentiation).
  • Checking on the progress of your child through monitoring and assessment. Planning for and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support, adapting or varying resources) and discussing amendments made with the Inclusion Lead as necessary.
  • Setting targets and sharing and reviewing these with parents and pupils once each term.
  • Ensuring that all members of staff working with your child in school are aware of your child’s individual needs and/or conditions and what specific adjustments need to be made to enable them to be included and make progress.
  • Ensuring that all members of staff working with your child are supported in delivering the planned work and/or individual programmes for your child. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned learning tasks and resources.
  • Ensuring that the school’s Special Educational Needs Policy is followed in their classroom and for all pupils they teach with any SEN and/or disabilities.
  • If you would like to discuss your child’s needs with their class teacher, please make an appointment either with the class teacher themselves or at the main office.


Inclusion Lead - Mrs C Grove

Mrs Grove is responsible for:


  • Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and developing the school’s Special Needs 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 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 schools SEND register (a system for ensuring all special educational and physical needs of pupils in this school are known and understood)
  • Monitoring your child’s progress and needs by:
  • Ensuring that records are kept and reviewed
  • Ensuring that new targets are set when goals are met
  • Ensuring that adjustments are made when conditions develop/new diagnosis’ are mad
  • To provide specialist support and arrange training for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help your child and other pupils with SEN and/or disabilities in the school to achieve their potential.
  • Mrs Grove and Mrs Cracknell can be contacted by appointment at the main office.


Headteacher- Mrs Massar

Mrs Massar is responsible for:


  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEN and/or disabilities
  • She will give responsibility to the Inclusion Leads and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met
  • She ensures that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to Special Educational Needs.


Governor for SEND- Ms K Dee

Ms Dee is responsible for:


  • Making sure that the school has an up to date Special Educational Needs Policy
  • Making sure that the school has appropriate provision and has made necessary adaptations to meet the needs of all children in the school
  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEN and/or disabilities.