Sen schoolwork advice
Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:51 PM
Posted 09 October 2016 - 09:19 AM
In summary once on the SEN register the school is supposed to assess-plan-do-review and record this process in an SEN record. This can also be called a provision map or IEP. It should set out what support is being provided and by who/when/how much. Ideally there are also targets to measure progress against but in practice that seems rare. The school should meet you at least 3 times a year to discuss progress (2 of these meetings could be standard parents evenings) but at least one should be with the SENCO to review and update the SEN Record/Plan.
If I were you I'd get a copy of the school SEN policy and find out what they call their record. Then I'd email in and ask for a copy of your son's records (they've got to give you a copy) at which point if they've not prepared one they suddenly will! Once you have the copy you can then email in comments/questions etc and ask about provision for missing items.
If homework generally is a problem look on Tony Attwood's site and print off his homework advice. Ask for a dispensation to have no homework. If it's a particular subject ask if they've assessed her for Specific Learning Difficulty SpLD). You mentioned counting issues - have you head of dyscalcula?
Generally Keep copies of all the paperwork and detailed notes of your meetings. When you meet the teacher ask about how she is in class. I was always told he was "fine" but uncooperative- but when I saw a form filled in by his teacher I saw he was showing a lot of stress behaviours. So I finally wrote in with all my evidence and said his SEN was in the social and emotional sphere, also that I thought he had the SpLD Dysgraphia and that he was showing signs of stress (long list) so what support were they going to give to mitigate against future mental health problems? That letter has got action! Not sure it's useful action tbh but at least they are now trying. I hope you also get some attention! Good luck
PS if the school don't get on with it consider finding a PATOSS assessor through their website who should be able to assess for SpLDs which are often overlooked once a diagnosis of ASD has been given
Posted 09 October 2016 - 09:22 AM
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