Avening Primary School

Who to Contact

What should I do if I am concerned about the progress my child is making? Who is the best person in this school to talk to for advice about my child’s difficulties with learning, special educational needs or disability?

  • If you have concerns about your child’s progress you should speak to your child’s class teacher initially.
  • If you are not happy that the concerns are being managed and that your child is still not making progress you should speak to the Headteacher and SENCO, Jane Rushton.
  • If you are still not happy you can speak to the school SEND Governor, Krissie Worsdell.

The following people have responsibilities within the school with regard to SEND provision:

Headteacher and SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator): Jane Rushton

Responsible for:

  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.
  • Ensuring that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.
  • Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Holding termly Pupil Progress Meetings to identify any child who may be in need of support.
  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology, Early Help etc.

 

Assistant SENCo: Kelly Wilkinson

Responsible for (along with the headteacher):

  • Ensuring that you are:

-involved in supporting your child’s learning

-kept informed about the support your child is getting

-involved in reviewing how they are doing

  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs
  • Carrying out interventions
  • Writing any Health Care Plans
  • Holding Parent Coffee Mornings
  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child's learning, e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology, Early Help etc

Class teachers
Responsible for:

  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support)
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

Teaching Assistants

Responsible for:

  • Carrying out intervention, under the supervision of the class teacher
  • Providing support for children in and around the school
  • Undergoing training as necessary

SEND Governor: Krissie Worsdell
Responsible for:

  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.

You can contact any of the above via email (admin@avening.gloucs.sch.uk), telephone (01453 833191) or in person via the school office.

What expertise does our school and our staff have in relation to SEND?

All class teachers have qualified teacher status.

The Headteacher and Assistant SENCO are trained in leading the Common Assessment Framework process.