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How do we identify if a child needs extra help or has Special Educational Needs?

We continually monitor the progress of our pupils and follow our Graduated Approach to Assess, Plan, Do and Review, this is a cyclical process and the first step are explained below.  If you have concerns then please make an appointment to discuss this with your child’s class teacher.

 Assess:

There are various ways that we assess children to decide whether they need to go on to the SEN register. These include:

  • Teacher assessments
  • Teacher’s knowledge of the child
  • Pupil progress meetings – this is a termly meeting between the class teacher and senior teachers. During these meetings both the progress and attainment is carefully monitored
  • Parents views of the child’s development recently and over time
  • The views of the pupil
  • Advice and recommendations made from outside agencies
  • Standardised assessments and classroom observations of the child 

The above information will be discussed by the SENCo, class teacher, parent, child and support staff.