Our school assessments system identifies which children are working below national expectations and those with additional needs. The class teacher looks at each child individually and plans interventions that focus on the particular basic skill the child needs to focus on. Support staff are then timetabled to ensure each child’s needs are met either individually or through group work.
Termly meetings check pupil progress and groups are adjusted accordingly. This helps evaluate the effectiveness of provision to see how children have improved. Support plans give specific topics that are achievable. They are reviewed three times a year with the parent and the child.
If children have specific needs in any of the following four areas
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Sensory and/or physical
a support plan is written identifying what their need is and what actions are put into place to address them. Targets are set and then reviewed
Some children may not make expected progress despite having these interventions. In these cases we consult with parents to consider requesting an Education, Health and Care needs assessment. This assessment involves a process of gathering information from the relevant people or agencies, including the views, interests and aspirations of the parents and child.
The needs assessment will help to determine whether we need to make additional provision through an EHCP.
The attached PDF shows the 3 year trend for SEN (2015-2017)