I THINK MY CHILD HAS SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN)
What can I do?
You clearly have concerns about your child’s progress but:
Have you spoken to your child’s school about your concerns?
Do you know how the school works with children who may have special educational needs?
Does your child have an individual provision map/passport/individual education plan (each school will have their own method of documenting a child’s needs)?
Who should you speak to in school?
The first person to speak to is probably your child’s class teacher or form tutor. You might want to do this at a parents evening or make a separate appointment to see them.
If you want to, you could ask for the meeting setting out what it is you want to discuss, for example:
I would like to arrange to see you in school next week to talk about child’s progress. I do not feel that child is reading as well as his sister did at the same age and would be grateful for an opportunity to discuss this with you.
I can be available during the morning/after school/at lunchtime, etc. and can be contacted on...
We would recommend that you make this request via email, copying in the school SENCO.
If you do not get a reply within 2 school days of the request, send another this time also copying in the Headteacher and firstname.lastname@example.org