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1. How do you know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have SEND?

Communication between parents/carers and staff is very important to us at Pokesdown Community Primary School.  If your child is joining us at Pokesdown and you feel your child may have SEND then please ask to make an appointment with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator (SENDCo) – Ms Jenny Wright.


If your child is already at our school, regular parent meetings take place each term, which allow you to discuss your child’s progress with their class teacher.


The progress of all pupils is monitored regularly by class teachers, the Headteacher and the SENDCo, so that when a pupil is not making expected progress in a particular area of learning the school can quickly identify the need for additional support.  This will then be discussed with parents/carers and the pupil concerned.


If you have concerns about the progress of your child or feel they may have SEND, the first contact should be with the class teacher.  This will enable you to discuss your thoughts with them.  If you require further support or still have concerns then contact our SENDCo, Ms Jenny Wright.  We can all work together from there.