Pupils are referred to Riversides School as a result of an assessment of their Special Educational Needs made by the Local Authority. All referrals to the school come via the Special Services section of the LA and it is not possible for a parent or a Headteacher to request a place in the school directly.
Following a referral parents, carers and/or social workers caring for the prospective pupil are invited to bring the pupil concerned to the school to meet the Headteacher and to see the school. This meeting is designed to make initial contact with the pupil and his/her parents/carers and for them to see the school and to examine the provision being offered within the context of the specifications outlined in the pupil’s Statement of Special Educational Needs.
This preliminary meeting is also important as an opportunity for school staff to outline the school’s policies, procedures and expectations and to stress the need for collaborative working between home and school.
If the placement is considered appropriate and is accepted by parents/carers, arrangements for admission are agreed. The process of phasing pupils into Riversides School is planned on an individual basis in such a way as to best support pupil needs. Pupils’ Statements of Special Educational Need are reviewed annually after placement and more regularly if necessary.
If you feel your child meets the requirements to attend Riversides School please contact SEN services at Worcester County Council