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How we identify and assess children with special educational needs

At Bishop Barrington School we follow a graduated support approach which is called “Assess, Plan, Do, Review”.  This means that we will:

Pupils with special educational needs are identified in a number of ways at our school including:

Pupils who are thought to have special educational needs can be assessed in a range of ways depending on the area of need, for example:

The outcomes of these assessments will then be used to plan provision in order to meet their needs effectively.

Most children and young people will have their special educational needs met in mainstream schools through good classroom practice. This is called Quality First Teaching.

For some pupils however, there will be a need to provide support additional to and different from that which is available within the classroom.

For these pupils we will produce a SEN Support Plan that describes the provision that we will make to meet a child’s special educational needs and agreed outcomes.  Parents and carers will be fully involved in this process.

Examples of provision which can be offered to pupils with special educational needs at Bishop Barrington can be viewed in the PDF HERE

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.

The support which SEND pupils receive is regularly reviewed, monitored and evaluated through the following means:

Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND

Teachers/SENCO and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes.  The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. The pupils take an active role with setting their targets, discussing them with the class teacher/SENCO.  

The children have regular meetings with support staff to discuss their progress and support.