Please click below for the PDF file to understand the stages of support for Special Educational Needs at Padiham Green School.
A Graduated Response
The three stages of SEND support in our school these are:
• SEN support
• SEN support plus
• Statement/Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
When would we place a child on your SEND register?
A meeting will be arranged to discuss concerns/observations and agreed outcomes will be actioned. If it is decided that the child needs additional support and monitoring on the SEND register, all adults working with the child will be informed. If a child is making adequate progress following a period on SEN support, a meeting may be called to decide if the child needs to remain on the SEND register or come off.
Every child on the SEND register will have a termly support meeting and Targeted Learning Plan (TLP) in place. At these meetings outcomes will be agreed and strategies for the outcomes will be put into a Termly Support Plan. The plan will be typed up into a child friendly manner and will be used as a working document for the child.
A child is on SEN support if they:
In collaboration with the class teacher, SENCO, Lisa Tyrer, decides the action required to help the child make progress using school resources. Based on the results of previous assessments, the actions might be:
This will be detailed in the TLP.
SEN Support Plus:
SEN Support Plus is used when current support is not sufficient for the child, a sustained level of support is needed, and external agencies are consulted.
Indicators of need at SEN Support Plus might be one or more of the following:
External support agencies will require access to a child’s records. The agency specialist may be asked to provide further assessments and advice, and possibly work directly with the child. Parental consent is sought for any additional information required.
Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP):
If children fail to make progress, in spite of high quality first teaching and targeted support at SEN Support or SEN Support Plus, we may apply for the child to be assessed for an EHCP. Parents are fully consulted at each stage. Parents and external agencies may also request an EHCP, in which case the school will provide appropriate information to the Local Authority (LA).
Generally, we apply for an EHCP if the child has a complex disability and/ or the child’s achievements are so far below their peers that it is not possible to meet the child’s needs from within school’s resources.
Having a diagnosis (e.g. of ASD, ADHD or dyslexia) does not necessarily mean that a child needs an EHCP.
Each Local Authority provides assessment guidelines on thresholds for EHCP’s. For more guidance please see the Local Offer.
If the application for an EHCP is successful, a member of the Local Authority will call a meeting for parents, the child and the school together with any health or social care professionals who are involved with the family. The meeting will record the child’s strengths, their dreams and aspirations as well as the barriers they face. Following the meeting, the Local Authority will produce the EHCP which will record the decisions made at the meeting.
Any child with an EHCP will be reviewed yearly in an annual review meeting and will have an ‘All About Me’ plan in place.