Most of our children who we identify as needing support to accelerate their progress have their needs met as part of high quality teaching. This may include teachers adapting what they do and having different approaches to meet different needs within the class, alongside a range of interventions normally provided by the school.
If a pupil is identified as having SEN, his/her teacher and the inclusion leader will consider everything we know about the pupil to determine the support that is needed and whether it can be provided by adapting teaching in class or whether something different or additional is required.
Where provision for SEN is needed, we work with pupils and their families to create an Individual Learning Plan.
If the school has done everything it can to identify, assess and meet the SEN of the child but either the child’s progress remains extremely limited or the amount of support needed to ensure progress is significant, the school and parents may consider requesting statutory assessment from the Local Authority for an Education, Health and Care Plan.
Education, Health and Care Plans are issued by the Local Authority where necessary and are used by the school to plan SEN provision for children with the most severe and complex needs.
The Education, Health and Care Plan includes:
- A detailed profile of the child, their strengths and aspirations for the future
- Any education, health and care needs s/he may have
- The goals of outcomes for the pupil agreed by the family and professionals for the next phase of their education
- The education, health and social care provision in place to meet the child’s needs