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SEND Parent Partnerships

Working in partnership with you to identify the needs of your child:

The governing body has a duty to ensure that the school adheres to the new Code of Practice under the Children and Families Act 2014. This means that the school governors hold the Head Teacher, Mrs Richmond and SENCO’s, Miss Benton and Miss Hughes-Evans to account. The governing body appoints a governor who is specifically responsible for SEND to ensure that the school and the SENCO carry out their duties, this governor is Mr M. Atkins. One of the key responsibilities of the governing body is to make sure that the school’s policy for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is published on the school website. The information on the school website must be reviewed annually by the governing body. The governing body also has a responsibility to ensure that appropriate safeguarding procedures are in place for all pupils, including those who have SEND.

Mr. M. Atkins, the SEND governor, meets regularly with the SENCO. The SENCO reports regularly to the governing body regarding the number of pupils and their additional needs. The governing body regularly reviews both policy and the information published on the website to ensure it is up-to-date, parent and pupil friendly and in line with government policy and the Code of Practice.

When an outside agency works with your child, the content of the session/s is confidential and is only shared with parents, key professionals and the SENCO. For further information please read Saint Thomas of Canterbury’s SEND Information Report.