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2. How does the school identify and assess Special Educational Needs ?


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

  • Observations
  • School based test results
  • 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.