How do we identify and assess children with SEND

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

Talk to us – firstly contact your child’s class teacher. If you require more information contact our SENDCo or Head Teacher. We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with parents. We are open and honest with parents and hope that they are able to do the same with us.

How does Cleves Cross know a child may have additional needs?

Children may be identified as having SEND through a variety of ways including the following:-

  • Child is performing below age expected levels
  • Concerns raised by Parent/Carer or after discussions with the individual child
  • Concerns raised by teacher for example a behaviour or self-esteem is affecting performance
  • Liaison with external agencies e.g. physical health diagnosis through pediatrician/doctor
  • Information from a previous school

As a school we measure children’s progress in learning against National expectations and age related milestones.  The class teacher continually assesses each child and notes areas where they are improving and where further support is needed. As a school, we track children’s progress from entry at Reception through to Year 6, using a variety of different methods. Children who are not making expected progress are identified through our assessment process and meetings with the Class teacher, SENDCo take place. In this meeting a discussion takes place concerning why individual children are experiencing difficulty and what further support can be given to aid their progression.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?

The class teacher alongside the SENDCo will discuss your child’s needs and what support would be appropriate with you, your views are very important to us. Different children will require different levels of support in order to bridge the gap to achieve age expected levels. This will be through on-going discussions with parents.