Governors have a very important role to play in ensuring that we are complying with the new SEN Code of Practice.
Also useful is the Equality Act 2010
A provision map is a comprehensive tool that we use to have an overview and a summary of all the wave 2 and wave 3 provision we have at St. Theresa’s. It records who is delivering the interventions, for how long and what the cost is for it. It also sets the time frame for the intervention. The reason we use a provision map is because it enables us to manage our budgets effectively, to target those children with additional needs and also plans for the deployment of support staff. We use both class and whole school provision maps as this enables us to see the provision for each cohort quickly and assess whether everything is going to plan.
How do we identify children with SEND?
We identify children with SEN at St. Theresa’s via the assess, plan, do review cycle (see diagram). We monitor children’s progress very closely and will question why progress isn’t being made. We also consult with the parents and listen to their views. Very often the parent has a concern or query and we will try to support them with this. (please insert page 2 here)
We work with other professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Educational Physcologists, Speech and Language therapists and Doctors and consultants. Where possible we try to implement recommended interventions and specific support plans and will always feed back to the specialists in order to help them with diagnosis and care plans.
Progress at St. Theresa’s has been measured in levels and in the number of levels/sublevels achieved by each child. We assess from EYFS in all areas of the curriculum, in KS1 for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science and in KS2 for Reading, Writing, Maths and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar). Until a new assessment process is suggested by the DfE we will continue to measure in levels.