When a pupil has been identified to have special educational needs because special educational provision is being made for him or her, the pupil will be consulted about and involved in the arrangements made for them as part of person-centred planning.
Where appropriate, children are invited to attend their annual reviews or SEND review meetings. The SENDCO will usually meet with the child before and after the meeting to ensure that they are aware of the purpose of the meeting, who will be there, and also to give them the opportunity to disclose how they feel about their progress and share their aspirations which will be central to outcomes set for the child. Wherever possible, the child’s views are recorded, through minutes of meetings, written questionnaires and even drawings/video recordings.
Parents are likely to play a more significant role in the primary years with the young person taking more responsibility and acting with greater independence in later years.
Children with complex needs or in the Early Years and KS1, may provide their views about their learning through drawings/photographs/video, and may have ‘their voice’ represented through parents and support staff at school.
Stanley Primary School, Strathmore Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8UH
Tel: 020 8977 4858