Who are the people providing services to children with SEND in this school

Subject teachers are responsible for:

  • Providing high quality teaching which differentiates and caters for students’ needs.
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need
  • Regularly assessing and reviewing progress which is shared with parents/carers throughout the year
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any additional needs.

The Inclusion Leader

The Inclusion Leader or Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) at Plantsbrook School is Mrs Angela Lomas who can be contacted through the school office.

Telephone: 0121 362 7310

Email: enquiry@plantsbrookschool.co.uk

Our philosophy for Inclusion is for our SEND students to be happy and safe within their learning environment, and to ensure that every child has accessibility to their education no matter what their needs are.   We encourage everyone to work as a team around the child, thus ensuring they are able to fulfil their potential.

The SENCo is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s Inclusion policy and co-ordinating provision for students with SEND to ensure that students’ needs are effectively met.
  • Ensuring effective liaison with parents/carers of students with SEND so they are kept informed about provision for their child and actively encouraged in supporting their child’s learning and reviewing their progress.
  • Liaising with other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and independent or voluntary bodies that may help support your child’s learning.
  • Being a key point of contact with external agencies, especially the local authority and its support services
  • Liaising with potential next providers of education to ensure a pupil and their parents are informed about options and a smooth transition is planned
  • Working with the Headteacher and School Governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements
  • Ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEND up to date (we use provision mapping and pupil profiles to do this)
  • Providing professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching of pupils with SEND.

Although the Headteacher, Ms Tracy Campbell, has delegated responsibility to the SENCo and subject teachers to meet the learning needs of your child, she is still responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the school, including the support for children with SEND.

The Governing Body is responsible for making sure that the necessary support is provided for any child who attends the school who has SEND. Governors ensure that there is a named SEND Governor to oversee SEND practices and provision within in the school, and report back to the Governing Body.

Our SEND Governor is Mrs Martine Laffan-Butler. She meets regularly with the SENCo and the Assistant Headteacher with SEND responsibility, Ms Nicola Orchard.

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