How do we identify if your child has special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)?

A child is considered to have special needs if either:

  • he/she has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age,  or
  • he/she has a disability which makes it difficult to use the facilities generally provided in school.

Class teachers continually assess children and track the progress they are making. If your child is having difficulties in a particular area of the curriculum we firstly discuss this with you and develop a plan to work collaboratively to support your child in overcoming these difficulties. If your child continues to have difficulties, they may be identified as having special educational needs.  With your permission they will be placed on the school’s SEN register.  The class teacher will meet with the SENDCO to determine a small number of short-term outcomes that your child can work towards. You and your child will also contribute to these discussions. Your child can be removed from the SEN register once their progress has improved and is sustained.

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