Frequently Asked Questions
All staff will support students. Their tutor will have day-to-day responsibility for ensuring that academic, social and emotional support is given to your child. This will happen through the small group provision and a high staff to student ratio which will allow your child to communicate and discuss issues which are bothering her/him. We plan proactively to support skills development and differentiate work in lessons with staff who promote independence. Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and responses, which you may find helpful.
How will I know how my child is doing?
You will have the opportunity to meet with staff termly at target setting and review meetings and will receive written termly progress reports which will discuss academic subjects, attendance and behaviour. An Annual Review of your child’s Education Health Care Plan will be hosted by Releasing Potential, which will give you the opportunity to meet with your child’s tutor as well as representatives from the Local Authority and other agencies involved as appropriate. Your child’s tutor will be in touch with regular updates through calls and texts to let you know how things are going.
Progress data for all students is held centrally by the Head of School who supports tutors to analyse student progress.
How will you help me support my child's learning?
How will I be involved in discussion about planning for my child's education?
How will my child be included in activities outside of the classroom, including trips?
How will the curriculum match my child's needs?
What support will there be for my child's overall well-being?
What specialist expertise is available at Releasing Potential?
All staff are experienced in working with a range of students with complex needs and we continually train and develop our team to ensure we offer the best for our students and their families. Students who work on a one-to-one basis will be matched with appropriate staff based on their needs and interests, and this will depend on the skills and qualifications of the individual tutor.
All our staff have ongoing training in a range of special educational needs, all undertake our NVQ3 in the Management of Challenging Behaviour, all have regular safeguarding training and case management supervision from senior managers.
How will the school prepare my child to join?
Staff visit students when a referral is made; parents and students visit the School and we home visit every student before they take up their place with us.
Students joining in the middle of a school year are provided with a phased induction according to their needs as most new students need time to adjust and build towards a full time timetable. A detailed Information passport is requested from previous schools and we also receive copies of EHCP and any other relevant information when a student is accepted on to our roll.
How will the school prepare my child to leave or transition to the next stage of their education?
Who can I contact for further information or to refer my child?
Referrals are usually made by the Local Authority, who will contact us to request that a child be placed at Releasing Potential School and will fund or part-fund the placement. However, we do offer private placements to sudents whose parents wish to consider Releasing Potential as a private placement. To discuss a referral, please contact the Havant office for further information and so that we can ensure your questions are answered by the most appropriate person: 0239 247 9762.