We try to identify the needs of pupils with SEN as early as possible. Ideally this is most effectively done by gathering information from parents, education, health and care services prior to the child's entry into Redlands
Once within school we monitor children's wellbeing and progress very carefully. Any concerns raised will be based upon the individual's
- general wellbeing
- their emotional or behavioural presentation.
- their progress in comparison to their peer group.
- their profile against recognised characteristics of specific forms of SEND
Our staff work together to monitor our children's progress carefully on a termly basis through regular pupil progress meetings which are led by the school leadership team.
Any initial concerns are raised with the school SENCO who will discuss them with those working with the pupil, the pupil and sometimes the pupils family. This discussion focusses on the desired outcomes for the child and looks at what provision might be necessary to enable the child to reach those outcomes. Depending on the level of the child's need, the decision might be made to offer class based support approaches. For some pupils, in addition to the class based support approaches, a package of out of class interventions might be offered. Those pupils with the highest level of need might be referred to other agencies for further advice and support.
If you have any concerns about any aspect of your child's education your first port of call should be your child's class teacher. These are usually available at the end of the school day and are always happy to make appointments if you require a longer discussion. The class teacher may then seek the involvement of the school SENCO. Alternatively the school SENCO can be contacted directly, either at the end of the school day, or via a telephone call through the office or the email address provided on our website