Rock Solid - What school should do to help your child

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What school should do to help your child

Your child has a right to the help they need, to achieve their best at school. Introduction “I know all the teachers up there of the girls now. And they help them a lot … We have meetings up there to discuss what we want to do. Or [the vice principal], she gives me a […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Schools must talk to parents and carers

Schools should work closely with the families of every child with special needs. Communicating with you Good communication is really important. Schools communicate with families in different ways. Staff can chat with you at drop off or pick up time. There are school reports and parent–teacher meetings twice a year. There are also school newsletters […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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The right help and learning for your child

When school has a grasp of your child’s needs, they must make changes to meet those needs. These changes are called ‘reasonable adjustments’ – changes to how the school works, or to the environment, which help your child learn and be included at school. They are seen as ‘reasonable’ if they don’t affect the school […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Planning your child’s education journey

By planning for the stepping stones ahead, you can help your child to achieve in their chosen path. Every child can learn Your child’s school should challenge them and help them to achieve. Planning is a big part of this. By planning your child’s learning and the help they need, their school can help them […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Respect for your child’s culture at school

It’s your child’s right to have their special needs and their culture respected at school. Respecting culture helps your child feel learn For many children, part of going to school is making friends with children from different cultures. Every student needs to learn the school rules, and how to mix with other children. But your […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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How funding for special needs works in schools

Extra funding may be available to help school support your child, depending on their special needs. How the funding works All schools get some general funding to support every student with special needs. The school can use this to pay for things like teacher training, or changes in the classroom to help children with special […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Find out if school can get extra funding to help your child

Your child will need to have tests, to see if their school can get extra funding to help them. Speak up to get help for your child If your child is in a mainstream school, and you think they might need extra help, speak up. Ask the school to find out if it can get […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015