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How will both you and I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?

 

As with all children at the school, you will receive a report three times per year. At these times, you will be invited to discuss your child’s progress with the class teacher.  

 

In addition to the normal reporting process, children with SEND will take part in the ‘Inclusion Passport’ process.  At the heart of this system is your child’s views about their progress and your input about their strengths and areas for development.  The Inclusion Passport is written as a working document as part of a meeting between yourself and the class teacher.  The SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) may also attend these meetings to offer advice and strategies to support your child.  Together, targets are written and support arranged for your child.  The Inclusion Passport is reviewed three times per year and new targets are set.  Your input is vital in this process and you can request for the Inclusion Passport to be reviewed more regularly if you feel that this is necessary.  At the meeting, school staff will discuss with you which strategies can be used at home to support your child’s learning.

 

If you would like more information about your child’s progress, please feel free to make an appointment, via the school office, to see your child’s class teacher or the SENCO.  You can also communicate with your child’s teacher through the Communication Book your child will be given.  

 

A range of assessment methods are used within school to identify how well your child is learning.  This includes:

 

  • teachers’ observations of learning within a lesson
  • teachers’ assessment of how your child has performed in a lesson through the marking process
  • formalised (summative) assessment tests
  • standardised tests to assess progress in particular skills, e.g. to assess reading/ spelling/maths ages; to assess social and communication skills. 

 

The SENCO and the class teacher will use the full range of methods to assess your child’s learning and to assess their progress. 

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