Who are the best people to talk to at Trafalgar Infants about my child’s difficulties with their learning or their special educational needs and/or disability?
How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s difficulties with their learning or their special educational needs and/or disability?
How will the school consider my views and those of my child with regard to her/his difficulties with learning, special educational needs and/or disabilities?
How does Trafalgar Infant School ensure the teaching staff are appropriately trained to support my child’s learning, special educational needs and/or disability?
How will the curriculum and the school environment be matched to my child’s needs?
What types of support may be available for my child?
This really depends upon the nature of your child’s needs and difficulties with learning. But our education provisions will match the needs of the four broad areas of need as defined in the SEN Code of Practice 2014:
What is Trafalgar Infant’s approach to supporting my child’s learning?
At Trafalgar Infant School we have a 3 tiered approach to supporting a child’s learning:
What is universal support?
Universal support is the quality first teaching your child will receive from her/his class teacher, and may include some very minor adaptations to match learning needs.
What is targeted support?
Targeted support is when it may be appropriate to consider making additional short term special educational provision to remove or reduce any obstacles to your child’s learning. This takes the form of a graduated four part approach of:
a) assessing your child’s needs
b) planning the most effective and appropriate intervention
c) providing this intervention
d) reviewing the impact on your child’s progress towards individual learning outcomes
Specific targeted one to one or small group interventions may be run outside the classroom. These will be limited to a number of weeks in order to minimise disruption to the regular curriculum. You will be kept informed of your child’s progress towards learning outcomes.
What is specialist support?
It may be necessary to seek specialist advice and regular long term support from a specialist professional outside the school in order to plan for the best possible learning outcomes for your child. This may include educational psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory advisory teachers and the family support services. The school may need to prioritise referrals to these services. However, for a very small number of children, access to these specialists may be through a Statement of SEN or an EHC Plan.
What interventions may be carried out at Trafalgar Infant School?
The current interventions at Trafalgar Infant School include:
How will you support my child to reach his/her learning outcomes?
What is an EHC Plan and who can request one for my child?
The purpose of an EHC Plan is to make special education provision to meet the special educational needs of a child, to secure improved outcomes for him/her across education, health and social care and, as he/she gets older, prepare for adulthood. An EHC Plan will contain:
You, your child (where appropriate) and/or the school, usually the SENCo, can request that the local authority conduct an assessment of your child’s needs. This may lead to an EHC Plan.
How will you help me to support my child’s learning?
How is support allocated to children and how do they move between the different levels of support in school?
How will the school know that the support has made a difference to my child’s learning and how can I and my child be included in this review process?
What support will there by for my child’s happiness and well-being at Trafalgar Infant School?
How is my child included in all the same activities as his/her peers at school?
How will Trafalgar Infant School support my child in transition stages?
Who can I contact if I have a complaint about the SEN provision made for my child?