The SENDCo’s Role
The SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) is a teacher who coordinates provision for children with additional needs that impact on their ability to learn. This can include:
- Referrals to outside agencies
- Supporting class teachers and TAs with what provision can be put in place
- Organising support plan and MyPlan review meetings
- Helping with the EHCP (Educational, Health and Care Plan) process
If your child in on the SEN register, they will have either a support plan, MyPlan or EHCP. These consist of outcomes that are specific to the child and are broken down into manageable steps to make progress. The plans are reviewed 3 times a year. It is important that parents or carers attend these review meetings as it is their opportunity to contribute ideas, thoughts and feelings towards their child’s educational provision.
Support plans will be reviewed in Autumn 1 (during parents evening), Spring 1 (during parents evening) and Summer 1 (in an arranged meeting time).
MyPlans or EHCPs will be reviewed in Autumn 2, Spring 2 and Summer 2.
If you have any questions or concerns about the special educational needs provision for your child at Mansel Primary, please contact our school SENDCo (Miss Natasha Scott). Any complaints relating to special educational needs provision at Mansel Primary in the first instance, should be directed to our SENDCo (Miss Natasha Scott) and will be dealt with in line with our school complaints policy. This can be accessed via our Policy Section.
Support and contact information
- Autism Team - 0114 2736567 (open 1pm – 4pm on Mon-Fri)
- Ryegate – 0114 2717651
- SSENDIAS (formally Sheffield Parent Partnership Service) – 0114 2736009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Carer Forum
They are an independent group of parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with disabilities and special educational needs. Their main aim is to ensure the needs of all children are met. They bring together parent carers from across Sheffield to provide mutual support, exchange information, and influence policy and practice. http://sheffieldparentcarerforum.org.uk/
SNIPs (Special needs inclusion Playcare Service)
The Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service works with clubs and organisations providing play, care, recreational and leisure activities for children and young people aged 5 to 18.
They deliver a range of training courses and workshops and provide mentoring support to help them include children and young people with additional needs.