Children may be identified as having SEND through a variety of ways, this could be:
- Child is performing below age expected levels
- Concerns raised by Parent/Carer or after discussions with the individual child
- Concerns raised by teacher e.g. behaviour or self-esteem is affecting performance
- Liaison with external agencies e.g. Movement Difficulties Service
- Health diagnosis through paediatrician/doctor
- Information from a previous school
As a school we measure children’s progress in learning against national expectations and age related expectations.
The class teacher continually assesses each child and notes areas where they are improving and where further support is needed. As a school, we track children’s progress from entry at Reception through to Year 6, using a variety of different methods including age related expectations and the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
Children who are not making expected progress are identified through our assessment process and meetings with the Class teacher and SENDCO take place. In this meeting a discussion takes place concerning why individual children are experiencing difficulty and what further support can be given to aid their progression.
This means that the Rosa Street provision goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality, personalised teaching. It may take the form of additional support from within a setting or require involvement of specialist staff or support services.
Our School has a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO), Mrs Ashton, who is responsible for the management of provision and/or support for identified pupils with SEND. She supports teachers and other staff to enable them to provide appropriate assessment and focussed provision for children in their class with SEND.
All teachers are teachers of SEND pupils and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of pupils with SEND within the classroom.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.