Supporting your child
What questions can I ask my child’s school?
What is most important is that you work with the school and teachers as part of a team to do the best for your child’s specific needs.
Talking with your child’s teacher is the first point of contact for anyone concerned that a child may be affected by a literacy difficulty, such as dyslexia. It is reasonable to ask how the school identifies dyslexia or other SEND and what is in place to support them. The school must have a policy on this which should be readily available on the school website. With the new SEND Code of Practice (2014) schools must also report on the school website how children facing difficulties are identified and supported in the school setting. This is called the SEND Information Report.
Here are some questions you can ask. You can print them off here.