How will the school know if a child needs extra help?

  • When a child enters our school we gather as much evidence as possible to enable the school to identify the needs as quickly and as early as possible. This process includes gathering information from parents, previous settings and any other relevant agencies involved before the child starts at the school.
  • All pupils are monitored by their class teacher to effectively identify any difficulties which cannot be overcome within the normal classroom routines. Staff will complete a monitoring form and share their concerns with the SENCO and parents to ensure the child receives support.
  • Concerns are raised with the SENCO when a child’s progress is significantly slower than that of their peers starting from the same baseline, fails to match or better the child’s previous rate of progress or when the attainment gap between the child and their peers widens or fails to close.
  • Parents who have concerns about their child’s progress are encouraged to share these with the class teacher.