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Concerns about your child in school

Schools want to talk to parents about concerns you have about your child.

It is helpful if you can:

  • keep in touch regularly with your child’s class teacher or pastoral lead. Raise any concerns with them. Your relationship with your child’s teacher or to their pastoral lead is important.
  • reassure your child that you will speak with the school. Talk to the school first. Then you can advise your child with a complete picture of what happened.  
  • ask for an appointment to talk to teachers. It is not always possible for school staff to meet parents immediately. If it is helpful, they may invite the head teacher or other key staff, such as the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO).
  • give schools a chance to respond to messages about concerns before taking further action. Depending on the nature of the concern or incident, schools may need a few days to respond.