In school we use a variety of different ways to assess whether a child has special educational needs. Some of these ways include:
Information from parents and carers
Information from the child
Specialised assessments carried out by members of 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 is identified as having a special educational need, a graduated approach to support is taken. The child’s needs will first be assessed, then support will be planned, carried out and then reviewed. At the review any necessary changes will be made.