When will I be able to discuss how my child is getting on and making progress and how does the school know how well my child is doing?
There will be review meetings held each term. At the meeting you can discuss any issues and progress with the class teacher. Class teachers are available to parents at other times for discussions about progress. It is advisable to make an appointment and if possible to give a few details about what you would like to discuss so that the Class teacher can have details to help with the discussion.
Any feedback that is from observations or assessments can be discussed with parents at meetings. Sometimes, it may be necessary to have a Home-school communication book set up to help with an ongoing support. This needs to manageable and may form part of a plan for the child.
The progress of each child in the school is tracked throughout the year through observations and data. The school uses a computer programme called Classroom Monitor. This breaks down the targets that need to be achieved within a year group. The progress of each child is monitored and discussed at termly Pupil Progress meetings with the Senior Management Team (SMT).
Any interventions are also tracked and the progress of these is monitored to see if they are increasing the rate of progress.
If when tracking progress it is seen that assessments need to be more detailed and targets set that need to be more specific then the school can use other assessments. These may involve using outside agencies e.g. Specialist Teaching Staff.
A child can have needs which means that progress is not in line with expectations even though a graduated support approach has been planned and used. It may therefore be necessary to move towards Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP).