SEN Guide for Parents
High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of the majority of children. Some children need educational provision that is additional to or different from this. Occasionally some children may need to have additional interventions because they have fallen behind in their learning. These relatively short term strategies are designed to bring children back up to expected levels.
When a child has been identified as having a particular special need or disability that is affecting their learning, action is taken to remove barriers to learning and assessments take place to ensure that targeted, specialised educational provision is effective. The majority of children will have their needs met through personalised planning or intervention at this stage. This process is managed through the provision of an Additional Needs Plan or Class Based Plan. Learning Plans are written collaboratively with parent/carers, teachers, children and the Inclusion Manager where appropriate, with agreed outcomes. We follow the assess-plan-do-review model recommended in the Code of Practice. Please see the SEN Information Report for more information.
Some of these children are likely to receive support from other agencies. ie. Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist.
Educational Health Care Plan
A few children with the most complex needs will require an Educational Health Care Plan. This may be requested when despite the school taking action to meet the child's special needs they have not made expected progress. This process may involve a number of outside agencies and specialist professionals to contribute evidence to support this.
For more information please look at the school's SEN Information Report and the Local Authority Local Offer.
For information regarding the process of identifying children with SEN, please look at Identifying pupils with SEN.
For more information about the different intervention groups, please look at WAVES of Interventions and Intervention groups.
All of these documents can be found below.