How does the school know if my child needs extra help?
- If your child is joining Corbridge and already has a special educational need, their previous school will inform and liaise the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) at Corbridge to ensure there is a smooth transition and continuity of provision.
- There is planning between the first schools and with parents/carers in Year 4 to support the student’s move from first to middle school.
- Some children do well at first school but find the transition to middle school difficult. The teachers and learning support assistants are very aware of this so any areas of need or concerns are spotted early and are referred to the SENCo so that support can be coordinated promptly.
- If teachers have concerns about pupil progress or attainment, parents will be contacted to discuss these concerns so they can share their views. There is a period of monitoring and review, including an analysis of the pupil’s progress compared with peers, national data and expectations of progress. Following this, and in consultation with all relevant staff at school, the pupil and the parents, a pupil may be identified as having SEN and appropriate provision will be made.
- The school listens to parents. Sometimes, the first signs of difficulty are picked up through conversation at home so parents are always welcome to contact the school to talk about concerns.