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Market Drayton Junior School

Market Drayton Junior School

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Section One: Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child's difficulties with learning / Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?


Section One: 

Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?

The SENCO – Miss Karen Richards – 01630 652769

Responsible for:

• Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.

 Ensuring that you are:
o involved in supporting your child’s learning
o kept informed about the support your child is getting
o involved in reviewing how they are doing

• Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology etc...
• Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are records of your child’s progress and needs.
• Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.

Class/subject teacher

Responsible for:

• Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support) and letting their Assistant Head Teacher know as necessary.
• Writing a Learning Plan and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term.
• Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.
• Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.




Responsible for:


• The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.
• Will give responsibility to the Assistant Head Teachers and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
• Must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.



SEND Governor

Responsible for:

• Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.


Child and Family Worker – Mrs Jacqueline Bates


Who works very closely with the SENCo, Head of School and Executive Headteacher.

Responsible for:

• Day to day support for children needing additional help and support with improving their emotional and social development, this includes support for children with SEND.
• Individual or small group support for helping children to develop their social skills, this includes support for children with SEND.
• Individual or small group support for children who require extra help managing their own learning behaviour.
• Individual or small group support for children suffering from anxieties.
• Individual or small group support as recommended by outside agencies to support identified children, including those with SEND.
• Support for parents with a wide range of issues, including those parents with children who have SEND.


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