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How are parents/carers involved in the assessment and review of their child’s needs?

If your child has a statement or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), your views will have been sought by SEND Lead Worker and other professionals during the assessment process. You will also be involved in the review processes and kept informed of any developments noted by the services involved with your child. This could include being invited to review meetings, completing questionnaires or just discussing your child with the professionals who help to support you and them. Your views are very important!

If your child has been identified at school as having additional needs and he or she has worked with other services (such as those named above) you will be invited to attend assessment and review meetings with the school and these services.

If the school is the only service working with your child then your child’s class teacher and sometimes the SENCo will meet with you either at parents’ evening or at another other mutually convenient time to discuss your child’s needs and your views about how they are progressing. 
We also use one page profiles with our children with additional needs and we have found these an excellent way of capturing both you and your child's views about what is important to and for them.

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