When a pupil has been identified with 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 or teaching assistant 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.
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.
A regular opportunity for ‘pupil voice’ to be heard is implemented at Stanley through pupil questionnaires, pupil views being gained over monitoring weeks by SLT and through School Council.