Regular home school contact to ensure that students’ needs are being met is prioritised by The Canterbury Centre.
In addition to the Annual Review, there are three evenings per academic year when parents can come into the centre, see their child’s work and speak with teachers about their child’s progress. End of term progress monitoring sheets are sent to parents as well as a full report once each year. Some young people will have a home-school communication book. We are always happy to take phone calls, text messages or emails from parents and same-day appointments can usually be booked if parents would like to meet a particular member of staff.
The Canterbury Centre welcomes feedback from parents. This may be given in a number of ways: in person, by telephone or in writing by letter, text message or email. Parents are encouraged to have their say about The Canterbury Centre on Parent View.
General information for parents will be updated on this website and we have a Twitter page @CanterburyPRU for regular updates about school and community events as well as news about mental health.
Please contact our office manager Barbara Smyth at the school reception if you have any further queries.
The Canterbury Centre admission pack garners assurances from parents and pupils that they will make the most of the opportunities presented to them and that pupils, supported by their parents/carers, will adhere to policies and procedures e.g regarding uniform and electronic devices.
We have recently set up a school council which will meet every half term with key staff to discuss pupils’ views and voice any concerns. Pupils also have opportunities everyday to voice opinions and concerns within Learning Zone time – staff are always available to listen. Our Chair of Governors will meet with the school council to make sure the young people are happy with the care and education they are receiving.
We have a parent playing an active role on the Management Committee and plan to set up a Parents’ Forum this year.
We work with a wide range of agencies from health and social care to ensure we can sign post services to parents and ensure children get the wrap around care that they and their families need.
Young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan will have an Annual Review. Parents will be notified of the date of the Annual Review by the SEND Lead, Michelle Peart, although interim reviews may be called at any point during the year to discuss areas of concern. Young people will be included in the process of their Annual Review; they will be asked to share their views in their preferred style prior to the Annual Review. Any other professionals who work with the young person will be asked to attend the Annual Review also.
A representative from the Local Authority (LA) will be present to note any additional support that may be required or changes that the LA needs to be made aware of.
This process is an important part of the partnership we want to develop with parents to ensure we are meeting their child’s needs. If there are any causes for concern we take this very seriously and will endeavour to try to resolve any issues as quickly as we can.