Process

The process of a child being identified as having a SEND, being put on the SEN register and receiving additional support is detailed in the sections on the side bar. Please click on each stage to see the process that we go through.

Assess

An assessment of Special Educational Needs involves the class teacher, the inclusion team, parental input, outside agencies (if required) and any other people involved in your child’s education. They ask about your child’s needs and what should be done to meet them.

Plan

A child with Special Educational Needs will have a Termly Support Plan (TSP). This will highlight their expected outcomes and support that needs to be put in place to help your child to achieve their outcomes each term. The Termly Support Plan is created collaboratively with the child, you and any other adults involved in their learning. Teachers will make sure the learning matches your child’s needs.

Do & Review

Once a need is identified and a plan is put in place to support the child, the adults involved in your child’s learning (teachers, teaching assistants, parents and if required outside agencies) will carry out any interventions or strategies that have been agreed in the plan. This extra support will be continuously monitored and reviewed termly to see if it has helped your child to achieve their outcomes. As a consequence of this, new outcomes and strategies can be set.

Transition

When moving to and from the school,  moving year groups and when moving key stages, a thorough transition process, which is adapted and personalised to the child, is put in place.

Working with parents

At Kirk Ella, we believe that communication between the school and parents is vital to provide the best support for your child. We invite parents to be involved in every step of your child’s Termly Support Plan (TSP).

Roles of those involved

The SEND Team at Kirk Ella includes a number of key people each with different roles and responsibilities. These are the class teacher, SEND coordinators, Headteacher and Governing Body.