If you have any concerns or questions that you need to share with the class teacher, and 1:1 Learning Support Assistants if applicable, remember to ask for a meeting with the teacher. In the mornings we aim to have a quick handover so that the children, and staff, can begin their day and it is not always possible to discuss anything in detail. Planning in a time to meet ensures that you have an opportunity to discuss any queries.
Class teachers will arrange meetings with parents, this week and next week, to discuss the progress made towards your child’s Stepping Stones or Steps to Success targets. Where possible, a child’s 1:1 TA or class TA will be there to share what they have been working on since the targets were first set.
Here is an example target form:
Steps to Success Spring Term 2016
Here is the form we complete at the meeting:
Spring Term Review 2016
Resources for parents
This website has been recommended for parents of children with Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties. The Dyslexia / SpLD Trust promote good practice for schools supporting children with these needs.
In the Spring term I would like to meet with a focus group of parents or carers to ask your views on some of the ways we support SEN children. For example how clear are the Stepping Stones or Steps to Success documents? Are there any ways we could improve the information your receive about your child? We are always interested in your comments and suggestions. I will meet with a small group of parents on a first come, first served basis. If it proves popular then I will hold another session in the Summer term.
If you like to contribute please email me on email@example.com
Vicky Carrack, SENCo
We are interested in facilitating a parent support group for parents and carers of Autistic children that attend Abbots Langley School. This could be an email support group where, with your permission, we create an email group where you can share information. We could also provide space if you would like a meeting place. The idea is that it would be run by parents for parents.
If you are interested please let me know by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org, you can leave a message at the school office or let me know when you see me.
If you have a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities it is important that you know about the Hertfordshire Local Offer:
Herts. Local Offer
It gives you a wealth of information and they do encourage feedback if you have any comments you wish to make. I would recommend you have a look and see how it can support your family.
Click on the link for training and information for parents wanting to know more about dyslexia or specific learning difficulties (SpLD).
This is a useful service for parents, click on the link to find out more:
SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service) is an impartial information, advice and support service funded by Hertfordshire County Council for parents, carers, young people (0-25) and professionals.