When pupils have an identified special educational need or disability before they join our school, we liaise very closely with the people who already know them in their previous school. We use the information available to identify what the possible barriers to learning may be within our school setting and to help us to plan appropriate support strategies.
If you tell us you think your child has a special educational need we will discuss this with you and assess your child accordingly. Often these assessments will be carried out by the school; sometimes we seek advice from more specialised services such as Educational Psychology or Speech Therapy.
If teachers feel that your child has a special educational need this could be because they are not making the same progress as other pupils. The earlier we take action and modify our provision, the sooner we can resolve concerns and help children towards success. We will observe your child’s learning characteristics and how they cope within our learning environment, we will assess their understanding of what we are doing in school and where appropriate, use tests to pinpoint what is causing difficulty. This will help us to decide what is happening and why. If school become concerned about your child you will be contacted immediately by their class teacher or the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).