Shakespeare Infant School

We Care

Frequently asked questions

Who will explain this to me?

• The class teacher will meet with parents at least on a termly basis (this could be as part of Parent’s evening) to discuss your child’s needs, support and progress. They will also be available to talk to if any issues arise throughout the term.


• The INCO Clare Mills or any member of the Senior Leadership Team is available to discuss any support in more detail. Please contact the school office to make an appointment.


• Other professional bodies are available for help for more specialised explanations. The INCo will liaise with parents and the agencies should the need arise. For example CAMHS (child and mental health service).


• SENDIASS (Impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support ) in Hampshire provides impartial advice, information and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs throughout Hampshire. They aim to ensure that parents and carers play an informed part in planning provision to meet their child’s special educational needs. They aim to build partnerships between parents and carers, the LEA and schools.  They also encourage parents and carers to be involved in the development of local SEND policy and practice.


How are the governors involved and what are are their responsibilities?

• The INCo reports to the Governors to inform them about the progress of children with SEND; this report does not refer to individual children and confidentiality is maintained at all times.


• One of the Governors is responsible for SEND and meets regularly with the INCo. They also report to the Governors to keep all informed.


• The Governors agree priorities for spending within the SEND budget with the overall aim that all children receive the support they need in order to make progress.


• The Governors are responsible for preparing and updating the linked Accessibility Plan (under paragraph 3 of schedule 10 Equality Act 2010).