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Making provision for pupils with SEND

A child is placed on the SEND register if they are identified as having additional needs. These needs might be Cognition and Learning (C&L); Communication and Interaction; Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), and Sensory and / or Physical (including medical).


When they are put on the SEND register, their progress is monitored more closely at more regular intervals - SEND Review Meetings will be offered each term with the class teacher. They will be given pupil passports with specific targets to achieve in order to help them to make progress. They may be given interventions or additional support to help them to achieve these targets. All children will be placed on the register at SEND support.


SEND Support:

This means that your child has been identified as needing some extra support in school. This type of support is available for any child who has specific gaps in their understanding of a subject/area of learning or their development. It also may mean that your child needs support with a physical, communication, interaction, social and emotional or a medical difficulty.


What does this mean for your child?

Your child’s teacher will make sure that the curriculum is tailored to meet your child’s needs.  Your child may also engage in interventions and sessions with specific targets to help him/her to make more progress.

You may be asked for permission for the school to refer your child to a specialist education or health professional. This will help you and the school to better understand your child's specific needs.


Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP):

This type of support was previously referred to as a Statement. This type of support is available for children whose learning needs are severe, lifelong or complex. 


What does this mean for your child?

Parents / carers or the school can request that the Local Authority carry out a statutory assessment of your child’s needs. If Statutory Assessment is agreed by the local Authority, this is a 20-week process to gather information about the child and decided if an EHCP is required. If an EHCP is agreed, this is a legal document that identifies a child's needs and the support and provision they require whilst in education and up until the age of 25.


The Local Authority will decide if your child needs an EHCP or if their needs continue to be best met at the SEND Support stage.

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