Most children and young people will have their needs met in mainstream schools through good classroom practice. This is called Quality First Teaching. Teachers at Delves Lane Primary make regular reasonable adjustments to their daily practice in order to support as many children as possible. When these reasonable adjustments are proving to be insufficient, a discussion between the child, parent/carer(s) and teacher(s) takes place in order to address any concerns. This discussion is recorded on a document called a Short Note, which is signed and agreed by all present at the meeting. A date is then agreed to review the Short Note and see if the additional support strategies have been successful.
If they have not, then a decision may be made to add the child to the school’s SEND register and to implement a SEND support plan which is based on a cycle of ‘assess, plan, do, review.’
At Delves Lane Primary, we follow a graduated support approach, which is called “Assess, Plan, Do, Review”. This means that we will:
- Assess a child’s special educational needs
- Plan the provision to meet the child’s aspirations and agreed outcomes
- Do the planned activities or support programmes necessary for the child to meet their outcomes
- Review the progress and support
As part of this approach, we will produce a SEND Support Plan that describes the provision that we will make in order to meet a child’s special educational needs and agreed outcomes. Parents/carers and children will be fully involved in this process.
What We Offer:
- Regular informal review meetings with children, parents and teachers, as necessary.
- Termly review meetings led by the class teacher with parents present. At this meeting the focus is the child’s SEND support plan where progress is measured and new outcomes are agreed for the following term.
- An annual review meeting for pupils with a statutory assessment or those with an Education and Health Care Plan
- Consultations with the school’s SENCO.
A small percentage of children and young people with significant learning difficulties might need an assessment that could lead to an Education, Health and Care Plan. Full details can be found on the Local Offer website.
Assessment and progress
Small steps of progress are recorded on individual SEND support plans which are shared with parents at least three times annually. Academic progress is also recorded using the school’s assessment trackers, and is reported to parents at parent’s evenings and on end of year written reports. Assessment data is also monitored and tracked using Itrack which is the school’s data tracker to ensure that, wherever possible, all children are progressing through the National Curriculum.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail, please contact the school to arrange an appointment.