In the course of their usual practice a class teacher might notice that a child is having difficulty with an aspect of learning
Each term there is a formal meeting (pupil progress meeting) where the progress of all children is discussed by class teachers and Senior Leadership Team including the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo), Claire Houghton
Information may already be known about the child through information passed on by their previous school
By using subject or skills based assessments that all children take part in such as the Year 1 phonics check, the foundation stage profile, reading assessments etc.
By using assessments on an individual basis, where we think there is the need to use them
A parent or other member of staff might raise a concern about learning difficulties
Liaison with external agencies, e.g. physical health diagnosis from paediatrician, Speech and Language Therapist’s or Educational Psychologist’s assessment
We recognise that students make progress at different rates and not always in a steady linear pattern.
If your child is identified as having a Special Educational Need which requires additional support, this will be discussed with you and your child will be added to our school Inclusion Register.