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Raising Concerns

How can I let the school know if I have concerns about my child's progress?

 

  • In the first instance, you should speak to your child's form tutor, Key Stage Achievement Leader or Year Leader;
  • If you are not happy that the concerns are being dealt with, or your child is still not making progress you should speak to the SENDCo, Mrs Stocks;
  • If you are still not happy that the concerns are being managed and that your child is still not making progress, you should speak to the deputy headteacher, Mrs Stanley, who will liaise with the head teacher, Miss Templar, if necessary;
  • If your concerns persist, you should speak to the SEND governor, Mrs J Terry.

How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child's learning?

  • An individual teacher may contact you if there are concerns in a specific subject area;
  • If you or a teacher have raised concerns about your child's progress and targeted teaching has not met their needs, the teacher will raise this with the SENDCo, who will in turn, contact you;
  • Annual parents' evening provide an opportunity for your child's teachers to discuss any concerns with you. Year 7 have an additional ‘settling in’ parents’ evening in October;
  • You will receive an achievement review each term about your child's attitude to learning and attainment, as well as an annual progress report (see the Assessment, Attainment and Attitude to Learning page for further details).

How will the school consult with my child about their SEND?

  • Students are welcome to attend parents’ evenings and discuss their progress with their teachers;
  • Students are routinely invited to annual reviews where they are given the opportunity to talk about what is and isn’t working for them, and their plans and ambitions;
  • The student council represents the students’ views to the school. Each year group has representatives on the student council. Each form group has representatives on the year council.

Complaints Procedure

In line with the school’s Policy for Resolving Parents/Carers Concerns/Issues/Complaints in the first instance, concerned parents should discuss their complaints with the Form Tutor, Achievement Leader, Year Lead or SENDCO. Should the concern continue, it should be further discussed with the Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for SEND.  In the event of the concern not being resolved at this point, parents/carers should contact the Headteacher prior to a concern being forwarded to the Chair of Governors.

SENDCO: Mrs Amanda Stocks - stocksa@whitcliffemount.co.uk

SLT (Senior Leadership Team) Link:

Mrs Janet Stanley – Deputy Headteacher - stanleyj@whitcliffemount.co.uk

Tel: 01274 851152

Governor with responsibility for SEND: Mrs Jane Terry