How does the school identify and assess special educational needs?

How does the school identify and assess special educational needs? 

In school we use a variety of different ways to assess whether a child or young person has special/ additional educational needs. Some of these ways include:

  •          Observations
  •          Information from parents and carers
  •          Information from the child or young person
  •          School based test results
  •    Specialised assessments carried out by the school’s support services
  •          Information from previous schools or settings
  •          Results from end of Key Stage assessments
  •          Discussions with adults who work with the child or young person

Once a child or young person is identified as having a special educational need, a gradually increasing level of support is provided. The child or young person’s needs will first be assessed, then support will be planned, carried out and then reviewed. At review, any necessary changes will be made.

This is known as the Assess – Plan – Do – Review model.