Consulting with SEND Pupils, Parents & Carers
Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND
Class Teachers, the school’s SENDCO and Support Staff will work with children and young
people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes. The provision is planned and
interventions are allocated to individual needs. All outcomes are based upon the ‘next steps’ that
are needed in order to help the child to make progress with their learning as well as the skills that
they need to develop to support their social, emotional and self-help/independence skills.
The SEND children attending our school are aged 3-11 years, so consulting with them to seek
their views about how we are meeting their needs has to be age appropriate.
We use the following strategies:
• Have regular meetings and discussions with parents about what we have planned for their
child and how parents can further support their child at home.
• Where appropriate, we consult directly with children in an age-appropriate manner (usually
Key Stage 2 children if appropriate).
• Make close observations during school to identify the types of activities and experiences
that most engage each child so these can be developed further and be used inform future
• Involve SEND children with planning their own activities and encouraging them to share
what they would like to learn and participate with.
• Most importantly, ensure the children with SEND are happy, motivated and make expected
levels of progress throughout their time in school.
• Focus on a child-centred approach.
Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support.
Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.
There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:
• Termly parents’/ carers evenings;
• Ongoing discussions with a class teacher and/or SENDCO;
• An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to
discuss any concerns they may have;
• Through regular reviews of their child’s Short Note/SEND Support Plan/ EHC Plan.