Transcript for SEN Support in an educational setting
Understanding support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, sen support.
Hi I'm going to talk about me and what extra support and help I get at school. I love riding my bike, walking my dog and playing with my friends.
I can do lots of things really well but sometimes I struggle and I need extra help.
Simple things can help me in school, such as a visual timetable, somebody taking extra notes for me, or being sat close to the front of the class.
Sometimes I need help with my feelings and my worries too.
In my school we have somebody who can help work out new ways of helping me, they may be called a SENDCo, a SENCo, or an Inclusion Manager.
I often talk to my teachers about how i am doing with my learning. My parent carers are also involved with me in this conversation.
We talk about my outcomes, which are the things I have been trying to achieve.
Together we agree my next steps and plan the support that I need to achieve this. My outcomes are aspirational, which means they might be challenging.
This is why they need breaking down into manageable steps. We work through four steps, assess, plan, do, and review.
Special Educational Needs SEN support at school is a four-stage cycle also known as the graduated approach, assess, plan, do, review.
Assess. My teachers will work with the senco to decide what kind of extra help and support I may need and talk to me about how I feel.
Sometimes they will ask other professionals for advice.
Plan. A plan will then be written out with all of my aims outcomes and what support they will give me, including dates of when this will be reviewed.
Do. The SENCo will support my teachers, teaching assistants, and specialist staff to put all the support in place.
Review. My school should meet with me and my parents at least three times a year. We will review my progress and what difference the support has made.
We will talk about what can be done next. My school provides all the extra support I need for me to learn,
but some people may need a lot more help and could consider applying for an education health and care needs assessment.
If you need more help understanding support at school or college, you can contact your local send information advice and support service, SENDIASS.