Sir John Lillie

Primary School

Succeeding on the Journey through Lifelong Learning

Question 3

How will the school consider my views and those of my child with regard to her/his difficulties with learning, special educational needs or disabilities?


  • At Sir John Lillie Primary School we believe it is very important for parents/carers to be involved in all areas of their child’s learning and we actively encourage discussions. We believe, where appropriate, that it is essential to understand your child’s views on any difficulties they may experience with their learning.
  • We have an open door policy and all teachers are available at the end of the school day or appointments can be made at a mutually convenient time. 
  • You will be able to share your views and discuss your child’s progress at regular meetings with the class teacher and during parent consultations.
  • If your child has an identified special educational need you will be encouraged to attend termly meetings with the class teacher during parent consultations to discuss current progress, support strategies being used and expected outcomes. The SENCo is always available to discuss your child’s needs. If you would like a meeting with the SENCo please call and arrange an appointment time.
  • If your child has an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) you and your child will also be able to share your views at the Annual Review meeting.
  • If outside agencies are involved, you may be invited to a review meeting to discuss your views.
  • Parents are also invited to contribute their opinions through parent questionnaires.
  • Children are spoken to about their learning in class, during interventions and through the CLT (Children’s leadership team).
  • In some cases, a one-page profile will be completed which contains information about your child and their needs.
  • Children also complete pupil questionnaires and interviews where they can share their views.