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Q1. How does the school know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have SEN?

A. Story Wood School has very robust tracking systems in place for both learning and behaviour from the moment your child enters school. Every pupil’s progress and attainment is monitored closely and at the end of every term pupil progress meetings are held to review this. If a pupil’s attainment is significantly behind their peers and/or national expectations or they are failing to make the expected progress, a discussion will be held with SLT & the SENCO. The SENCO will then use the Birmingham Audit Tracker to help determine the level of need for learning needs. Information will then be gathered from the class teacher and parents to determine whether the child should be placed on the school’s SEND Register. If behavioural/emotional difficulties persist despite intervention and support, and are impacting on learning or their ability to access the curriculum, the SENCO in discussion with parents and SLT will place the pupil on the SEND register for behaviour/social/emotional difficulties and seek appropriate advice and support from outside agencies.


If the class teacher or SENCO have not raised any concerns but you still have on-going concerns the first place to seek advice is from the class teacher and if necessary the SENCO.As a parent you have valuable information and your views are crucial in making the decision as to whether your child is recognised as having a special educational need.