Curriculum | Staff, Training & Qualifications | External Agencies | Early Years | Keys Stages 1 & 2 | Glossary & Links
School staff regularly review all children’s progress and monitor children with concerns so that those children with on going concerns may be referred to the appropriate agency with the permission of parents. Where children have additional needs they will be supported in accessing the full curriculum. Individual risk assessments are carried out where appropriate to ensure the safety of children with additional needs. If concerns still remain once the intervention has been completed the school will request statutory assessment by the local authority.
Specific needs may include:
- Speech and language difficulties or delay
- Specific literacy difficulties – affecting reading and writing and maths.
- Autistic spectrum needs
- Hearing impairment
- Visual impairment
- Physical needs
- Medical condition
We use a number of additional indicators to identify additional needs.
- The analysis of data including Development matters, SATs , reading ages, termly pupil assessments APS and progress tracking grids.
- the use of criterion referenced checklists relating to phonics and high frequency words and reading tests. ASD and Speech and Language.
- parental concerns/ information
- information from previous schools
- information from other services: eg Health, Speech and language, Occupational therapists,If a child is not making expected progress the class teacher may consult with the SENCO and parents to decide if different / additional provision is necessary. Through discussion with class teacher/parents and analysis of pupils attainment levels a decision will be made as to whether the pupil needs to be placed on the special needs register.
The Provision map will detail:
- The teaching strategies/ resources to be used
- The provision to be put in place- frequency, staffing etc.
- When the plan is to be reviewed,
- The provision map will be reviewed every term and outcomes will be recorded.
Specific agency support
As a school we can access support and advice from specialist services:
- Speech and language therapists and T.A.s
- Occupational Therapists
- Behaviour support staff and Inclusion mentors ( school buy in session)
- Sensory Inclusion service – hearing and vision
- School nurse
- Health visitors
- Learning support advisory teacher ( school buy in sessions)
- Education Psychologists ( Limited )