How does the school identify and assess children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities?

  • Concern may be raised by family or class teacher.
  • The child is making limited progress.
  • There is a change in the pupil’s presentation or rate of progress.
  • Through termly pupil progress meetings between Senior Leadership and teachers.
  • Information received from previous schools or settings.
  • Information received from outside agencies
  • Regular checking of pupil progress by class teachers and Senior leadership.
  • Termly collection of data
  • Teacher observations
  • Family observations
  • Termly Parent consultation meetings
  • Class profiles

Once a pupil has been raised as a possible concern the school uses a number of assessment materials e.g. 

Phonological Assessment Battery (PhAB), 

Special Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP)

Macmillan Individual Reading Analysis

Salford Sentence Reading Test

Young’s Spelling Test etc to try to pinpoint the specific needs of the child so that we can work towards addressing their needs appropriately.