In lots of different ways school and learning is very different for pupils with SEND. They often make less progress and the progress they do make is often spiky. Pupils with SEND also have other outcomes they are working towards. There is lots going on and lots to tell parents about.
The communication parents receive needs to make sense. It needs to reflect the different outcomes their child is working towards and it needs to reflect the rate of progress and the type of progress their child is making. To cover it all in a written report would take a lot of time and without various diagrams or graphs (which would need to be created), it would be difficult to convey a simple overview.
Sharing the evidence you collect in school with parents make things simple and clear. Parents can see what their child is doing, what they are working towards and what amazing things their child has achieved. Over time the parents can see where their child is progressing and where they aren’t. If your school has allowed parents to share evidence from home, you can see what the child can achieve at home, in a different environment.
Once you have shared the evidence, once the parents can see what their child is doing, the report writing becomes so much easier. The teacher can share their opinion on how their child is doing. When the parents meet the teacher at parents evening, they have all seen what the child has achieved in school, they can now discuss what worked, what didn’t and look to the future. Evisense makes communicating with parents simpler.
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