Who should attend
This will depend on the size of your school.
In most cases, attendees should include:
- The relevant classroom teacher
- Their line manager (e.g. the head of year or department) – they'll usually lead the meeting
- The special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), inclusion or pastoral staff, where relevant (e.g. the SENCO should attend if the classroom teacher has a number of pupils with SEN that they have concerns about)
If you're a small school, the headteacher or another member of the senior leadership team might also attend each meeting.
If you're a larger school, senior leaders might not take part in each meeting – instead, they might attend a separate meeting with line managers to discuss pupil progress across a year or subject.
You should have these meetings termly for most year groups, to make sure all pupils are making good progress. It's a good idea to schedule the