Identifying needs and getting support
What should I do?
If you feel that your child may need some additional support to help their learning you should discuss this with their school in the first instance.
Identifying additional support needs
Assessment is an ongoing process of gathering and making sense of information about your child and their circumstances. The purpose of assessment is to help identify the actions required to support development and learning.
What are my rights as a parent?
All professionals, schools, local authorities and other appropriate agencies should actively involve you as a parent in their work with children. They should value your contribution and regard you as a partner in your child’s learning.
Building a strong relationship with those who work with your child will make it easier to resolve any disagreements informally. For more serious concerns, you can contact your local authority.