INFORMAL VISITS: West Lea School hosts an open afternoon on a half-termly basis, the purpose of which is to provide information in order for parents/carers to decide whether they think our school is appropriate for their child. (The child/young person is invited to visit with parents/carers). At the open afternoon we will provide parents/carers with information and seek to understand the special needs of the child. If it is obvious that placement at West Lea would be inappropriate, we will advise parents/carers accordingly. At this stage we must stress that an offer of placement is not being made, this must go through SEN Services.
Our open afternoons for this academic year are:
A FORMAL REFERRAL comes to the school from SEN Services via SEN Panel. This means that the LA has decided West Lea School is appropriate and has agreed to liaise with the school regarding placement. The referral is made to the Headteacher. If the Headteacher (having read the reports) decides that placement is not appropriate, she will inform the LA. For more information or to make contact with SEN Services, please follow the link below:
If the Headteacher decides that placement is appropriate, she will discuss with relevant staff (class teacher, nurse and therapists) for comment. If placement is agreed by all concerned, the Headteacher informs the LA. The LA write to the parents/carers inviting them to make an appointment to visit to discuss transition arrangements and a start date.
A Starting School Meeting will be organised. At the first part of the meeting, the parents/carers and young person will meet the Class Teacher where the transition arrangements will be established together with the eventual full-time start date. If necessary, the second part of the meeting will involve the nurse and parents/carers and child to establish medical provision and to draw up the care plan; appropriate therapists will be invited to these meetings.
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