Q21: How does the governing body involve other people in meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities, including support for their families?
In our school we have a nominated governor who is responsible for SEND.
Their job is to meet with the SENCO regularly. In these meetings the SEND governor ensures that children and families are being supported by the right services from in and outside of school. The SEND governor will also visit the school, observe what happens in classrooms and meet with class teachers, support staff and children. Other governors who make visits to monitor learning have a responsibility to report on how the needs of SEND children are being met in each lesson.
In addition the Headteacher reports to the Local Governing Body and DLAT each term on pupils attainment and progress through her Head teacher’s Report to Governors. The governors will challenge, support and advise the Head teacher to ensure that appropriate provision is being made.