SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
All the pupils who attend The Forest School have
a statement of special educational needs. Their statements set out
the objectives that each pupil works towards. The staff use all
assessment information, observation and further assessment to set
long term targets and short term objectives for the pupils' Individual
Education Plans. Programmes of work are planned using the staff
knowledge of the pupils' current achievements, their levels of attainment
and the difficulties that they have to overcome.
An annual review of progress is held for each
pupil. Before the review meeting, teachers and therapists and any
other professionals involved with a pupil prepare a report on their
progress over the year. This is sent to parents and carers before
the meeting and they are invited to submit their views in writing.
At the meeting the pupil's form tutor or class
teacher, the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher, the school medical
team and therapists, share their view of the pupil's progress with
the parents and carers.
The statement and progress towards the objectives
set out in it are also discussed. New long term targets are set
for the next year and agreed at the meeting. From Year 9 onwards
the Connexions Advisor comes to the meeting as this is the year
when the transition planning process starts.
Following the meeting the notes, transition
plan and any proposed amendment to the statement are finalised and
distributed with the new Individual Education Plan.