At Cassop Primary School we aim to identify SEN as early as possible. It is important that there is early identification, assessment and provision for any child who may have SEN since the earlier action is taken, the more responsive the child is likely to be, and the more readily an intervention can be made. Identification may come as a result of the following methods of assessment:
Prior to admission – Parents are asked to supply us with certain information when they put their child’s name down for the Nursery Unit or school. They are asked to include details of any difficulties in their child’s development.
In the EYSF class – The details given at the time of application for a place are all checked on admission, amendments made and supplementary information noted. Cassop Primary school has adopted County Durham’s format for Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
On entering school- this is continued into Reception and progress against the Early Learning Goals are recorded and reported at the end of the year.
Through their discussions, observations, assessments and data analysis the SENCOs, class teachers, key workers and support staff will identify any children who appear to have SEN. Children with SEN may also be identified by outside agencies and organisations. Parents and carers may also inform the SENCOs or teaching staff of any concerns and possible Special Educational Needs. When a child is identified as having SEN they will be placed on the SEN register as school support.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.