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How does SJB know if a child needs extra help?

How does St John the Baptist know if a child needs extra help?

 

Most children will enter into the Reception Year and have their needs assessed as part of our transition programme:

  • Nursery visits by class teacher and SENCO
  • Home visits by class teacher and learning support assistant
  • Story time visits to the school in the summer term
  • Information provided by previous setting (attainment, safeguarding, attendance, SEND)
  • Information packs completed by parents
  • Information provided by Hampshire SEND team
  • SEND surgeries between class teacher and SENCO within the first month of school
  • Observations made by class staff and SENCO – “A day in the life of…”
  • . Formative and Summative Assessments 

 

When a child joins our school at other times of the year, their needs will be assessed by:

  • Transfer of data from previous setting (attainment, statutory assessments, SEND, attendance)
  • Transfer for safeguarding records (CPOMS)
  • Professional discussion between SENCOs and class teachers
  • SEND surgeries between class teacher and SENCO within the first month of school
  • Observations made by class staff and SENCO – “A day in the life of…”
  • Meeting between parents and SENCO/class teacher

 

Despite high quality inclusive teaching and whole school systems for assessing planning, implementing and reviewing progress, a child is not making expected progress, information is gathered by:

 

  1. Drawing of information from whole school systems
  • Pupil Progress Meetings
  • Triangulating attainment evidence – data, books, observations, professionals discussions
  • SENCO surgeries
  • Safeguarding review
  • Parental voice
  • Review of targets met/not met at My Support Plan Meetings (MSP)
  • Review of screening tests or assessments (i.e. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Language Link)
  • Meetings between SENCO and LSAs delivering interventions
  1. View of the child and parent
  • MSP meetings with parents, class teacher and SENCO each term
  • MSP meetings with class teacher and SENCO each half term
  • Annual ‘All About Me’ completed by parents and child at home
  • Termly SEND drop-in meetings with SENCO to discuss emerging concerns
  1. External services to asses against external criteria
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Primary Behaviour Support Team
  • Early Help Hub
  • Link Speech and Language therapists
  • Link Occupational Therapists
  • EMTAS
  • Outreach SEND School Support (Norman Gate, Icknield, Wolverdene)

Charities (Let’s Go, AndoverTwenty1, Autism Hampshire)

 

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