At Sherdley Primary School we believe that early identification of children’s additional needs is crucial to them developing independence and skills that will support them in their lifelong learning. We believe that communication with parents and carers is vital. In order to ensure that children’s needs are identified at the earliest possible time, we adopt a graduated approach to this identification. This is a summary of our graduated approach to SEND and for any children with additional needs, more detailed information can be found in our SEND Policy, SEND School offer and SEND Information.
Parents / carers share any concerns with their child’s class teacher. A short, fixed term plan will be agreed and implemented. This will be reviewed and collectively discussed.
If concerns remain, the class teacher will discuss them with SENCo. A formal plan will be implemented – known as an IEP (Individual Education Plan), a selection of targets will be agreed and reviewed 3 times per year. The child will also be recorded on the school’s SEND register. Progress towards these targets will be monitored.
It may be necessary to discuss a child’s needs with external professionals such as Health or other agencies. We will always seek your consent before we do. The aim would be to seek further recommendations and support for your child. You may be invited to meetings to share your concerns, views and aspirations.
Advice, Support and Information:
www.sthelens.gov.uk/send – To the main St Helens SEND page
www.addvancedsolutions.co.uk – Commissioned to support families pre, during and post diagnosis.
www.autism.org.uk – Offering advice and support for families
www.adhdfoundation.org.uk – Guidance and local support for families
www.talkingpoint.org.uk – Developmental guidance linked to speech and language of children