New EYFS Starters 2020/21

Identifying who needs extra help

If we suspect a child may have a Special Educational Need or Disability through our on-going observations, assessment and record keeping, then we talk to the people who know the child best – you and your child.  In this initial informal meeting, you, your child and their class teacher are invited to share their opinions and discuss the strengths, areas of difficulty and hopes for the future, you and your child have.  This is usually recorded on a Parent Record of Concern Form.  This can be the starting point for future support planning.

We then use a graduated response detailed in the new Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 of “assess, plan, do, review”. This is the GRADUATED RESPONSE and takes place like this:

This is when the parents and class teacher identify that the reason for the pupil continuing to fall behind academically and needing additional consideration and help on a regular basis, is because they have a special need.  An Initial Concerns Checklist is completed and the school SEND Co-ordinator (Mrs D Kirby) will be made aware.  The child’s needs are still met via the usual differentiation within the classroom, but appropriate extra help is considered and your child is monitored in closer detail.

All of this process could take 2 terms but identification could happen more quickly or this stage be skipped if your child’s need is sudden or great.

Hugglescote Community Primary School

Hugglecote Community Primary School
Ashburton Road

Tel: 01530 832721