10. How does the school plan and monitor pupil progress towards outcomes?
Teachers routinely monitor and review pupils’ progress towards planned outcomes established in Learning Support Plans (LSPs), both formally and informally. Through utilising LSP targets, pupil interviews and whole class data analysis, class teachers evaluate pupil understanding, identify further needs, and identify progress. Parents/carers are invited to termly review meetings at which the impact and effectiveness of provision and progress towards outcomes is discussed with the class teacher and the SENDCo. Written or photographic evidence of progress made towards outcomes, both at home and at school, is attached to the LSP. This process enables the tracking of SEND pupil progress towards outcomes and ensures a child-centred collaborative approach in which the pupil and their parents/carers feel heard and valued. It is not necessary for teachers to wait for termly formal review meetings before reviewing and, if appropriate, making changes to LSPs, their teaching approaches or other provision.
The impact and quality of support and interventions for pupils on SEND support is evaluated by the SENDCo through data analysis, lesson observation, book looks and learning walks as well as collection of the views of the pupil and their parents/carers and discussion with any involved specialists. This feeds into the analysis of the pupil’s needs at termly review meetings and the LSP is revised in light of this. The SENDCo also shares her findings with the school’s Senior Leadership Team and at meetings with the SEND Governor.