We believe that the early identification of additional needs is key to ensuring
targeted and appropriate support is put in place when and where necessary. At
Greenleas we track the progress through close monitoring. When a teacher
begins to notice a child is having difficulty or not making the expected progress a child is monitored. Strategies used in class to support a child are outlined and
concerns are reported to parents and the Special Educational Needs
If the class teacher or parents are still concerned after half a term of monitoring, further interventions and strategies will be employed to try to meet more specific needs and to close any gaps in learning. For children who continue to need additional support they will be recorded on the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) register at Stage 1 or 2 (previously School Action and School Action Plus) and receive the appropriate support.
For those children with an Education Health Care Plan (previously known as a Statement) the SENCo will work closely with the class teacher, family, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Support Team and outside agencies to ensure more specialist provision is being provided.
The SENCo is responsible for coordinating and monitoring all interventions and measuring the impact they have on a child’s progress. Additional support will primarily be delivered through quality first teaching in the classroom. If further support is required small group work and 1:1 assistance will be offered both within and outside the classroom. Nurture support is available through our Pastoral Manager upon referral from class teachers. The SENCo is also responsible for providing advice to staff on areas of need, resources, materials and effective strategies to use.
If required, additional advice is sought from professional agencies including speech and language, educational psychologists and specialist teachers. We aim to work closely with parents and ensure they are fully involved in the whole process including identification of need and planning targets for their child.
The school’s policy on SEND can be found on this website. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the SENCo via the school office to arrange an appointment. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Named SENCo||Area of responsibility|
|Mrs Dawn Senior||