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3. How does the school know how much progress is being made by pupils with Special Educational Needs ?


All children’s progress, including those children with special educational need, is tracked using the school’s assessment tracking system.  Pupils are assessed regularly using teacher marking, observations and questioning as well as more formal assessments such as curriculum tests and standardised test. In Birmingham we also have access to the Birmingham Language and Literacy and Maths toolkits which support assessment when a child or young person is making small steps of progress.  In addition for children with special educational needs we also set individual targets that are reviewed at least three times a year.  This helps the school to monitor how well interventions are working.  The progress each child is making is discussed at pupil progress meetings with the class teacher, SENCo and any appropriate outside agencies.