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WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP

Holistic Support by working with Other Professionals

 

For some children, additional support from external agencies, with parent’s permission, will be sought.

 

This external support may be from an:

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and language Therapist
  • Occupational/Physiotherapist
  • Specialist Outreach Services
  • Specialist Advisory teachers
  • School Nurse

Progress of your children will be monitored closely and where necessary multi-disciplinary meetings will be held with parents in school to agree appropriate plans.

 

TRAINING

 

Many of the above professionals support with training our staff team. Often this is in response to individual or groups of children's needs.  However, on-going audits of the skills of staff are also carried out throughout the school year and a training programme put into place to respond to needs.  At times this will involve all school staff, at others it will be targeted to those staff working directly with a specific child or group of children.

 

Recent examples include:

  • Some of our staff are trained to use Makaton
  • Many of our Teaching Assistants recently attended Early Language Group Training from the Speech and Language Therapists
  • The Headteacher attended training on supporting children displaying Self Harming Behaviours
  • The Inclusion Manager attended training on nurture groups.
  • The majority of staff have received first aid and Epipen training.
  • All staff received training from the Hearing Impairment Advisory Teacher on providing for a child with Cochlea Implants

 

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS

 

We offer an open door policy as far as possible and parents are welcome into school to discuss their child’s learning and take part in school events to find out more about the curriculum and activities on offer. If a longer discussion is needed, then parents are encouraged to make an appointment to meet the class teacher before or after school by phoning the school office.

 

Mrs Rushby is also available to answer any further questions you may have about your child’s needs.

 

All information from external agencies will be shared with parents personally or through written reports.

 

Class teachers will share IEP targets with you as parents on a half termly basis and discuss the progress made and how best to support your child at home to reach their next steps.

 

Sometimes many agencies are involved with a child and to help manage and co-ordinate all these people ,an Early Help Assessment (EHA) may be set up, so parents and school staff can meet regularly with all the agencies involved.

 

 


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