Early identification of Special Educational Needs is important in ensuring that children have access to the relevant support as soon as possible. However, it may be the case that a child is not identified as having additional needs until later as learning behaviours change and develop over time.
Areas that may concern us and lead to further investigation into potential additional needs include; attainment significantly below age related expectations, lack of progress over time, difficulties accessing the curriculum within the classroom or changes in behaviour. We strongly believe in partnership between school and parents and therefore, if parents have concerns about their child they should raise these with the class teacher.
Children identified as having Special Educational Needs will be recorded on a register in order to monitor progress and support being given. Each child will have a SAP (Support and Achievement Plan) which is written by the class teacher, SENCO and parents. This plan will set out up to 3 targets for each child to work towards, how this will be achieved and what the outcomes will look like for that child.