We know that the active involvement of parents/carers in supporting the education of their child is one of the most important factors in ensuring a child’s success and achievement. We will always try to involve parents and children in planning and reviewing progress. Parents are invited to planning meetings with the SENDCo and class teacher three times a year to discuss:
- how we support their children;
- their achievements and well-being
- their participation in the full life of our school.
- their progress towards National Curriculum and individual learning targets
We will also help and advise parents/carers on how to help their children make progress at home, for example in mathematics and reading. We welcome and value feedback on how well we are working with our parents.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (working in partnership with parents and carers)
Q. How will you make sure I am involved in planning and reviewing?
A. We review every child’s progress each term and we will invite you to come to the school to discuss progress and next steps with your child’s class teacher and/ or SENDCo.
Q. What 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. Is there a special service in Camden that supports and advises parents about issues such as assessment and provision?
A. Yes, it is called SENDIASS (Camden Council) – Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service. This is the service formally known as Parent Partnership Service. The SENDIASS Co-ordinator is Julie Bidgway and she can be contacted at 020 7974 6264. You can find more information on the SENDIASS website: http://cindex.camden.gov.uk/kb5/camden/cd/service.page?id=x0nUcjm59p4
You can also contact Independent Supporters, who provide work directly with young people and the parents of children being assessed for an EHC Plan. More information and contact details can be found on their website: https://www.kids.org.uk/Event/independent-supporters-camden.
We also have a number of parents of children with SEND at Brookfield who are very happy to meet with other parents. If you would like to meet with another Brookfield parent, please do not hesitate to email Katherine, who can arrange these meetings.
Q. What if I am unhappy about my child’s provision or progress?
A. We always work hard to make sure that our parents are happy with what we provide for their child. However, we will address worries, concerns and complaints as soon as possible through face to face meetings where we will listen carefully to your concerns. You are also welcome to contact the Headteacher to discuss 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.