How Will We Know If Your Child Has SEN/D ?


How Will We Know If Your Child Has SEN/D ?

At Layton Primary School, all teachers assess pupil progress. Some children will be identified as making below expected progress and strategies will be identified to support their needs.

This information can come from a variety of sources including:

 

  • Parents/carers
  • Previous educational provision
  • Other professional services currently working with your child e.g. NHS, Local Education Authority Advisory Services.
  • Class Teacher or other adults working in school.

 

Initial Concern

At Layton Primary School, all teachers assess pupil progress. Some children might be identified as making below expected progress and strategies to support the child will be implemented. 

Following early identification, the teacher will register an Initial Concern with the SENDCO. After a period of time, the class teacher and SENDCO review and a decision will be made as to whether the child is placed on our school's SEN register. 

Children may be placed on the SEN register for the following reasons;

  • He or she makes little or no progress and attainment is significantly behind their peers
  • Presents with persistent emotional or social difficulties. These may be displayed as challenging behaviours that have not improved through the Behaviour Policy of our school and guidance from the Behaviour Advisory Team (BAT).
  • Has sensory or physical needs
  • Has communication or interaction needs

 

Children on the SEN register

A Provision Map or Plan - Do - Review Cycle will be written. This will identify additional support and provision required to meet a child's needs. This is above and beyond quality first teaching that is personalised and differentiated to meet the needs of the majority of the children in their age group. These are reviewed termly by the class teacher, SENDCO, parent/carer and pupil.

Where additional support and provision have not enabled the child to make progress, the SENDCO, in consultation with parents/carers, will consider a referral to other professional agencies. This will always be in consultation with parents and carers.

 

Education, Health and Care Plans (formally Statement of SEN)

The majority of children with SEN will have their needs met within our school. Some of our children may require an EHC needs assessment in order for the Local Authority to decide whether it is necessary for it to make provision in accordance with an EHC plan. Where, despite our school having taken relevant and purposeful action to identify, assess and meet the SEN of our pupils, the school in consultation with their parents/carers may consider requesting an EHC assessment. 

Children who have an Education, Health and Care Plan will have a clear set of targets and support that the school must adhere to. These are reviewed at least annually with parents, external agencies and the Local Education Authority. An Education, Health and Care Plan follows a child from school to school to ensure the agreed support continues in the areas of specific need.