Parents are given the opportunity to meet formally with their child's class teacher for a 10 minute parent consultation twice a year. These meetings take place in the second half of the autumn term and in the second half of the spring term.
The purpose of these meetings is for class teachers to inform parents about their child's progress and attainment (in relation to age related expectations), provide feedback on individual strengths and on areas which need further focus. This also gives class teachers the opportunity to discuss strategies which parents may use at home to support these focus areas.
Although these are an opportunity to focus on behaviour and relationships with peers, we always ask that if parents have specific concerns that these are not all saved up for these meetings. We have structures in place to ensure that parents have regular contact with class teachers, and do encourage that concerns around behaviour or relationships with peers are brought forward as they become a concern; it is important that these are dealt with promptly.
Parent consultations are held as face to face appointments or via video call and pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 are encouraged to attend with their parents.
Appointments are booked using the following system:
SEN Review Meetings
Parents with children who are placed on the SEN register are given the opportunity to meet with their child's class teacher and Mrs Griffin (our SENDCo) three times a year for a termly review. These appointments replace the consultations mentioned above.
During these appointments, parents are given information about their child's progress and attainment (in relation to age related expectations), feedback on individual strengths and on areas which need further focus. Mrs Griffin and the class teacher also share strategies which parents may use at home to support these focus areas.
Alongside this information, parents are given an update on the specific targets that have been set for their child, progress from any interventions that their child has been part of, and an update on any work that has been completed with outside professionals.
Mrs Griffin is committed to building positive, supportive relationships with the parents of all pupils on the SEN register and is available to address concerns outside of these formal meetings as they arise. Working in partnership with families is something that we prioritise at St Paul's.