Available Support

How will Littletown monitor progress? How will I know how well my child is doing?

Monitoring the progress of our pupils is something we, at Littletown, take very seriously.  We feel that close monitoring allows us to make the best decisions and plan for children’s support and provision.  We will monitor your child’s progress in a number of ways: 

  • Close monitoring during day to day learning- Responsibility- Class Teacher
  • Detailed evaluations regarding effectiveness of interventions will be made every 6-8 weeks- Responsibility- Class Teacher/Teaching Assistant/ Head of Key Stage.  This is fed back to the SAFSTeam
  • Evaluation of ‘My Plan’ targets, with view to amend and set new targets if necessary. Responsibility—Class Teacher and SAFS Team.
  • Regular feedback to parents of SEND children, every 6-8 weeks– Responsibility- Class Teacher and SAFS Team.
  • Some parent/staff meetings may be more frequent than 6-8 weeks, this depends on what’s been agreed and the severity of needs. 

At Littletown, we offer an open door policy where parents/carers are welcome any time to make an appointment to meet with either a class teacher or member of the SAFS Team to discuss how their child’s progress.  Parents/carers can contact staff members email or by or through the school office.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of SEND, then there are legal requirements for at least one formal meeting each year (the Annual Review). This is organised by the SENDCo and attended by parents/carers, teachers and any outside agencies involved in your child’s education.

If your child has a ‘My Plan’ requires requesting additional resources to help support their learning or if outside agencies are involved, meetings every 6-8 weeks will be set.  This will be between parents/class teacher/teaching assistant/SAFS T and any other outside agencies.  

What behaviour support is there available at Littletown Academy?

At Littletown Academy, we expect high standards of behaviour from all our pupils.  All staff share the same high behaviour expectations from pupils and have a whole school positive behaviour reward system.  However, we also recognise that managing behaviour can be extremely difficult for some of our SEND children. 

We monitor behaviour issues very closely; some children may have a ‘behaviour plan’ in place. The aim of the behaviour plan is to identify triggers for the behaviour and put positive reinforcements in place to support any difficulties.  This document will be planned with class teacher, teaching assistant and the SAFS Team; it will also be shared with the Principal and Deputy Head.  

If the behaviour is such that it will affect staff on a wider scale, then a behaviour plan will be shared with other staff members during a staff meeting.  This way we can all work together to support our pupils. A home-school behaviour agreement will also be sent home.  This outlines the process that we will follow if behaviour gets to the stage where the child/staff/other pupils are at risk.  

There are times that we will seek support from our Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team, they may visit the school and work with teaching staff and parents to help support pupils with specific behaviour problems. 

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive? 
Our provision is arranged so we are able meet our students’ needs, within the resources available. We recognise that different students require different levels of support in order to achieve age expected attainment.

The SAFS team, teachers, as well as Senior Leadership Team work in unison to acknowledge to children’s needs and plan what support would be appropriate.

There are always on-going discussions with parents/carers for any student who requires additional support for their learning.

Local Offer

We are part of Devon LA.

In Devon, we believe that children and young people with SEND should have the expectation to be part of their local community and to be included and educated alongside their peers. We aim to provide a range of support and opportunities to enable this to happen and these can be described as the ’local offer’.

For more information about the Local Offer, please follow the link below: