Ivel Valley
SCHOOL & COLLEGE

Parents & Carers

Working with families

We understand the challenges of parenting and caring for a child with additional needs. Being a parent is a constant juggling act but help is at help! 

Ivel Valley highly values our partnership with parent, carers and other family memberships – our pupils SEND needs make this even more important.

These are the key elements that we use to build them:

Ongoing Communication

  • We are committed to open, kind communication and value working together
  • We know that in a busy special needs environment problems can arise – we aim to work collaboratively and respectfully with families to work towards solutions
  •  The Leadership Team aim to be contactable as much as possible
  • Please see our Communication Charter for more details

Sharing Progress

  • We use Evidence for Learning across the school and college as our assessment tool and share some of these records every half term
  • We have annual meetings with families to formally review the EHCP
  • Depending on the age of the pupil, progress is sometimes shared on Class Dojo too

Support Teams

  • We have dedicated teams for communication, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), Family Support and Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) – they can work with pupils, staff and families. Families are welcome to contact them via the office
  • We work as part of multi-agency teams to support pupils alongside professionals such as social workers, nurses and specialist therapists

Shared Activities

  • We absolutely understand that parents / carers have varied commitments and cannot make it to all events
  • We host families in school and college for activities such as:
        • open afternoons in class
        • charity coffee mornings
        • festive activities in December
        • sports days
        • careers festival
        • summer fun days
  • We will sometimes hold workshops on specific subjects – these are advertised on Class Dojo

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Ivel Valley School has been perfect for my son. He has made such huge improvements in all areas since attending this school – basic life skills, speech and language and academically. Ivel Valley is an amazing school and I am so thankful for all that they have done to help my family.

Parent of Ivel Valley Pupil 

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