SEND Information Report- Review
Each half term the progress and attainment of all pupils at Viewley Hill is assessed and analysed. The performance of children identified with SEND is carefully monitored to check whether adequate progress is being made and to identify whether any further assessment or support is required. This is done via a meeting between the SENCO and class teacher and may also involve the Deputy Headteacher (Raising Standards Leader) and Headteacher if appropriate. Personalised targets from a child’s SEND support plan will be reviewed at this point and rated on a scale of 1-4 to indicate the extent to which a target has been achieved. Children’s views are sought regarding how effective they have found the support and how well they think they are doing. This helps to inform the next steps as children respond differently to the various intervention styles e.g. IT based, practical apparatus based, small group v individual sessions.
Parents are kept informed of their children’s progress at termly consultation meetings but may have additional meetings if this is deemed necessary. Parents and carers are welcome to contact the Academy at any point to discuss concerns regarding their child or to receive information regarding their progress and attainment.
Children with high needs SEND (and who may be subject to an Education Health and Care Plan) will have an annual review which is a detailed multi-agency meeting involving the children and parents/carers to assess the effectiveness of the support they have received over the year and whether any changes need to be made to their provision. It may be necessary to involve Local Authority Officers if specialist provision is deemed necessary e.g. an Infant Assessment Class, Junior Support Base or Special School placement. External agencies involved in supporting the child will be invited to attend the meeting, or alternatively, provide written details to further support provision.
Transition between phases (Foundation Stage to KS1, KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to secondary school) is carefully planned. Additional visits are arranged for children with SEND to ensure that there is adequate time for information sharing between professionals, parents/carers and children. The majority of children transferring to secondary school have a week long transition; further access can be arranged if necessary. Information regarding SEN (e.g. assessment data, provision maps, specialist reports) is handed on to the new school SENCO. Transitions within school are overseen by the SENCO who ensures that staff are fully aware of the needs of the children in their care.
Viewley Hill Academy strives to ensure that children with SEND play a full and active role in school life and that personalised, high-quality teaching will support children in making good progress. However, should you feel that you wish to raise a concern and/or complaint about your child’s SEND provision, you should first raise the matter with class teacher or the school SENDCo (Miss Glindon). If it is felt that a concner needs to be further escalated, then the procedure within the school’s complaints policy should be followed. This policy can be viewed in the policy section of the website.