Annual Review Process
Cardiff Council must review each child/young person's Statement of Special Educational Needs at least every year. Early reviews can also be called if necessary. Everyone who is involved with the child/young person is invited to attend or send written comments. The Headteacher or their representative will chair the meeting and send a report of the review to the SEN Casework Team. The Annual Review meeting will:
• record any changes in the child/young person's circumstances
• consider the child/young person's progress and whether the Statement is still appropriate for their needs
• set new targets for the next year to be used to update the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Parents and carers can ask for support from SNAP Cymru to help complete forms, look at reports and attend the Annual Review meeting with them.
Who will attend the meeting?
The school will invite the child/young person, their parents/carers, any professionals who have been involved, a representative from the Council and anyone else parents/carers or the school feel would be able to give helpful information or advice. It is very important that parents/carers attend the Annual Review.
Will there be any paperwork?
All the people invited to the meeting by the school will be asked for a report. Reports are returned to the school so the school can send copies out two weeks before the meeting. The child/young person's views should also be provided if possible.
What will happen at the meeting?
The child/young person's progress will be discussed and information shared. Everyone will be asked for their views, which will be taken into account and recorded. The review should end with a clear set of targets that the school and child/young person can work on until the next review.
Reviews in Year 9?
These reviews are called ‘transition reviews’. The review in Year 9 is held to put forward recommendations and make plans for the child's move into adult life.
What happens after the Annual Review?
A report of the meeting, summing up what is said and including any recommendations will be sent to the Council, along with all the reports submitted for the review. Everyone who went to the meeting will be sent a copy. The Council will contact parents/carers to tell them if they agree with the recommendations. If there are any changes needed, the Council will consult parents/carers about amending the statement.