All children at Easington Colliery Primary School are reviewed for their progress half termly. At the end of each term children take optional SATs to record a standardized level. This plays a central role in assessing whether children have additional needs. The Inclusion Manager attends all Pupil Progress meetings along with Phase Leaders and Class Teachers. In these meetings individual children’s progress is discussed and any additional requirements discussed.
If a teacher has concerns relating to any aspects of your child’s academic, social or emotional progress they will approach parents for a meeting. During this meeting a “short note” will be completed. This is simply a record of the meeting, and action to be taken. This is also renewed termly to ensure progress is being made and appropriate intervention in place.
If progress rates are still judged to be inadequate despite the delivery of high quality interventions, advice will always be sought from external agencies regarding strategies to best meet the specific needs of a pupil. This will only be undertaken after parent permission has been obtained and may include referral made by the Inclusion Manager to specialist services such as:
- Educational Psychologist Service
- Educational Welfare Officers
- Physical and Disability Support Service
- Social Services
- School Nurse
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
- Place 2 Be (Child Play Therapy)
- ASD Team
- SALT Service
- SEND Team
- Sensory Support
When a referral is made to one of the agencies above a SEN Support Plan will be written. This will involve a meeting between parents, child and all professionals concerned.
A SEND support plan is a document which breaks your child’s areas for development into education, health and social targets. Long term outcomes are set and then the steps for successful achievement of this target are planned. At this point your child’s name will be added to the SEND register, which is monitored by Miss Smith (SENCO)
This SEN Support Plan is renewed every term and shared with parents. This closely monitors your child’s progress and identifies the need for advice and support from other professionals. A SEN Support plan will be required until your child makes the appropriate progress.
In addition, the school will involve external agencies as appropriate including health and social services, community and voluntary organisations for advice on meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and in further supporting their families.
Education, Health Care Plans
For a very small percentage of pupils, whose needs are significant and complex and the SEN Support Plan required to meet their needs cannot reasonably be provided from within the school’s own resources, a request will be made to the local authority to conduct an assessment of education, health and care needs. This may result in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) plan being provided.
In some cases it may be felt by the Local Authority that an EHC is not required and the child’s needs can be met within the setting with a SEN Support Plan and some top up funding to meet the child’s special educational needs.