How will I know how well my child is doing and how will you help me support my child’s learning?
Whatever your child’s level of need, communication between yourselves and school is essential to ensure children make progress and families are fully informed. We strongly value your views.
In addition to normal reporting arrangements there will be opportunities to discuss your child’s progress at review meetings. The frequency of the meetings will be outlined in the plan of support and parents/carers will be invited to discuss progress and the next steps.
If it is felt that parent/carers need to access specialist training or learning to better support their child then the school will aim to assist with this.
Review meetings will take place and parents will be invited to contribute to these meetings. Parental involvement is particularly important as it helps school to gain a full, complete picture of the child and ensures families feel fully informed.
When your child is making the transition to secondary education you will be invited to a transition review meeting where you can meet with current staff and staff from the new school where possible. This meeting would be used to transfer important information about your child and how best to meet their needs.
If you feel you need to speak to staff at a time other than a review meeting then please do so in the usual way, through your child’s class teacher or the Inclusion Manager.
Who can I contact for further information?
If you have any concerns about your child please speak directly to their class teacher or call the school office on 0113 3368340 to make an appointment with the Inclusion Manager.
If you are applying for a place to start Reception class information can be found here
If you wish to transfer school or are applying for a school place other than starting primary or secondary school for the first time you need to call or visit school directly. School will give you a form to complete and you need to return the completed form to school either in person or by post.
If school is able to offer you a place, you will receive a letter confirming this. If school is unable to offer you a place the Admissions Team will contact you in writing to let you know about the other schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools. You will have the right of appeal to an independent panel for the school you have been refused. If you want more information about the appeals process please go the related page Admissions Appeals. You must apply for a school place using the address where your child lives for the majority of the time.
All contact information can be found on our website at: http://www.shakespeareleeds.org.uk/get_in_touch/
If you want more information about Shakespeare’s provision for children with SEN or want to know more about other specialist provision then please contact the school Inclusion Manager, Greg Perry.
If you wish to know more about the Local Authority’s Local Offer please visit http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Leeds-Local-Offer.aspx
What should I do if I am unhappy about something at school?
The first thing to do if you are unhappy with something at school is to speak to your child’s class teacher and/or Mr Perry the school SENCO. If you are still unhappy, you should talk to the head teacher.
If you cannot resolve a problem informally, see the school’s complaints policy here.
Advice for parents may also be sought from Leeds Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice Support Service (Leeds SEND IASS). You can contact Leeds SENDIASS by telephoning 0113 3785020, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.leedssendiass.co.uk.
How are parents involved in the school and how can I be involved?
Parental involvement in a child’s education is essential and your support and home is invaluable. We run a regular Parent Voice group to enable parents to share their opinions and help to make positive changes for our school community. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you wish to be more involved in school.