Within each class the children are taught in large and small groups or individually, with regards to their needs and ability. If the class teacher feels the child may be outside the expected range for their age, they will seek the advice from the SENCo. The SENCo or SESO (with parental permission) will carry out assessments on the child, these may consist of observations, assessments or teacher questionnaires. Interventions with children, following assessments, may be carried out by Educational Support Officers in small groups. For children with more complex needs, specialist services (such as Educational Psychologists, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists) may be required. In these instances (normally after interventions have been tried) a referral will be made to outside agencies. Waiting times for different services can vary, but can be up to a year and a half. If you are concerned with your child’s development or progress, you should speak to you child’s class teacher in the first instance. If you are still concerned, please contact the SENCo (Mrs Games). It is important that teachers and parents co-operate and work together positively for the benefit of all. Our aim is to provide each child with the most appropriate and enjoyable learning programme, in an environment that is conducive to learning. By working together we can achieve this.