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Identification of SEND

How we decide when a child needs to go on the SEN register

There are 4 areas of need according to the 2014 Code of Practice.

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Mental and Emotional  health
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs

Children are assessed regularly to ensure that they are making the expected progress. Some children can be identified as ‘stuck’ and will therefore receive some extra help and support. The class teacher is usually the first person to notice that the child needs extra help. If this is the case then they will ask for a meeting with the SENCO to discuss strategies. If these strategies are not working and the child is becoming significantly behind their peers in any area then a discussion with parents/carers about the possibility of putting the child on the SEN register will take place.

Once a discussion has taken place, a final decision will be made by parents/carers, the class teacher and the SENCO regarding the next appropriate steps.

If you have any concerns regarding your child then please raise your concerns with the class teacher and/or the SENCO (Mrs Finch). 

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