At Our Lady and St Patrick’s we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s learning. In addition to the school’s normal reporting arrangements, we also have an open door policy to enable more informal and frequent conversations with you and your child.
The progress of each child is carefully monitored and tracked on a regular basis. This along with other information gathered informs staff on the next steps for your child. We take action when pupils are not making the expected progress.
Progress and targets are discussed as part of the school's normal reporting arrangements.
In some cases, your child may require a Sen Support Plan or behaviour management plan which will be drawn up in consultation with you and your child and reviewed regularly. For some children with profound and lifelong needs an Education Health and Care Assessment may be requested with advice and support from external agencies. Pupils with an EHC Plan will also have an annual review meeting to discuss arrangements and progress.
We can offer advice and practical ways you can help your child at home. Where appropriate we signpost parents to relevant agencies within the communities who can offer further support to you and your child. Parents may also find the home-school diary a useful tool to use to communicate with school staff on a more regular basis.
Parents are encouraged to arrange an appointment to discuss their child’s progress with the class/subject teacher, the SENCo, a member of the senior leadership team at any time when they feel concerned or have information they feel they would like to share that could impact on their child’s success. Please contact the school office who will arrange this appointment for you. The contact number is 01900 812582