Are you a parent or carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities? The law says you can get information, advice and support.
Are you aged 16 or under? Are you disabled or do you have Special Educational Needs where you need extra support to learn things? The law says you can get information, advice and support.
We answer your most common queries
Speak to their class teacher about your concerns.
Arrange a meeting with the teacher and SENCO.
Discuss if a support plan is needed such as a one page profile or termly support plan.
Arrange further meetings to monitor progress once support is in place.
Ahead of the meeting make notes of the key things you want to discuss.
Be clear about what outcome you want from the meeting.
Ask for dates of any agreed actions and records these.
Initially speak with their class teacher regarding your concerns and the support you feel isn’t being delivered.
Arrange a meeting with the SENCO or senior staff within the school to raise your concerns should they not be addressed after speaking with the teacher.
Look at any support plans for your child and what support has been said to be required. This can be the basis of challenging the school about the support being provided.
You can put in a formal written complaint to the school if they’re failing to follow their own SEN policy.
An education, health and care plan as a legal documents that details a child or young person’s needs in those three areas.
The EHC plan is to provide additional support to a child or young person whose needs can’t be met through SEN support in school or college.
The EHC creates a legal duty on the LA to provide the provision described as needed in the plan.
Discuss your concerns with the school SENCO and the plans for supporting your child.
Consider how to reintegrate your child back into education and what planning will be needed.
If your child has an EHC plan, there is a statutory duty on the local authority to secure the provision set out in an EHC plan. If this is being impacted by Covid the school should approach the LA for support with this.
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