Gloucester Avenue, Shrub End, Colchester , CO2 9AZ
01206 574524

Partnership with parents and carers

We know that the active involvement of parents/carers in supporting the education of their child with SEND  is one of the most important factors in ensuring a child’s success and achievement.   We always invite parents/carers to ‘One Plan’ meetings to plan provision and review progress. We aim to a have a ‘One plan’ meeting involving the parents, class teacher and SENDCO three times a year. We make every effort to communicate clearly and regularly with parents and carers of children with SEND about how we support their children; their achievements and their well-being and their participation in the full life of our school.  We will also advise parents/carers on how to help their children make progress at home, for example in mathematics and reading.

 94% of parents strongly agree that the school works in partnership with them to support their child's learning development.

100% of parents surveyed strongly agree or agree that they know who to contact if they are worried about their child

You can find out more about support services for parents and carers of pupils with SEND on the Essex local offer website:

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (working in partnership with parents and carers)

QWhat can I reasonably expect from the school?

A. We will involve you when we are assessing your child’s needs; when we are planning support and when we are reviewing progress. We make sure we tell you what is happening in terms of support for your child and how well he/she is progressing.

Q. What if I am unhappy about my child’s provision or progress?

A. We will address worries, concerns and complaints as soon as possible through face to face meetings where we will listen carefully to your concerns. If you feel that we have not been able to address your concerns satisfactorily, we have a Complaints Policy and procedure that you will find on our website or from our office.