Who can I talk to about SEND at Greswold School?
Your child’s class teacher will be your first point of contact if you have any concerns. Class teachers are responsible for:
- Providing a differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of all learners
- Ensuring that all children have access to good/outstanding teaching
- Identifying pupils with SEND so that early intervention can be implemented
- Liaising with parents and the SENCo
- Attending pupil review meetings when possible
- Planning for learning support assistants to work with the children
- Ensuring that the school’s SEND policy is followed in their classroom
The SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), Mrs Andrea Turnbull. The responsibilities of the SENCo include:
- The day to day running of the school’s SEND policy
- Liaising with and advising fellow staff including support staff
- Co-ordinating provision for children with SEND
- Maintaining the schools SEND register
- Monitoring the progress of all pupils with SEND
- Liaising with parents of children with SEND
- Contributing to the in-service training of staff, and liaising with external agencies
- Meeting with the SEND governor
Mr Russ Jones, Inclusion teacher and lead for Social, Emotional and Mental Health and our Learning Mentors Mrs Emma Cooper and Mrs Ingrid Rochelle-Smith:
- Working from ‘The Nest’, Mr Jones, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Rochelle-Smith support children with social, emotional and mental health needs.
Mrs Emma Willis, Inclusion teacher, and our SEND Teaching Assistants Miss Leah Lansdown, Mrs Gwyneth Owen, Miss Skye Baker, Miss Leah Lansdown and Mrs Danielle Davis:
- Working from ‘The Den’ and 'The Hive', Mrs Willis, Mrs Owen, Miss Baker, Miss Lansdown and Mrs Davis support some of our children with Autism and other complex needs in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
Teaching Assistants (TAs) or Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)
- Learning support staff can assist the class teacher in delivering work for specific children or small groups of children with special needs. This programme will be planned by the class teacher for the learning support assistant staff, with specific guidelines for delivery of the work. The children may be withdrawn from the classroom setting with the learning support assistant if necessary, although the new Code of Practice states that pupils should be supported within the classroom as much as possible and the class teacher is responsible for ensuring provision for all pupils.
- Learning support staff are responsible for feeding back to the teacher about the child’s progress and about any concerns.
The Head Teacher, Mrs Karen Scott, whose responsibilities include:
- The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEN and/or disabilities.
- Giving responsibility to the SENCo and class teachers but still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
- Making sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.
The Deputy Head Teacher, Mr Matt Hornsey, whose responsibilities include:
- Overseeing inclusion throughout the school, including SEND children.
The SEND Governor, Mrs Charlotte Smith, whose responsibilities include:
- Making sure that the school has an up to date SEND 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 in place for any child who attends the school who has Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities.
- Making visits to understand and monitor the support given to children with SEND in the school and being part of the process to ensure your child achieves his/her potential in school.