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How do we identify where a Child has Special Educational Needs?

Identifying that a child has Special Educational Needs is not usually done from a single source. There are many different aspects to a child’s progress and development that need to be taken into account:

Teachers who know their job and know their children

We have dedicated and experienced teaching staff at Handale who are trained to recognise where a child may be experiencing difficulty and may require additional support.

Governors and Headteacher who care

The Governors & Headteacher and management of the school will always ensure that the required expertise and support is available to accurately diagnose SEND

Thorough assessment procedures

The progress of pupils at Handale Primary is monitored through a comprehensive tracking system. Teachers hold regular progress meetings with senior leaders to discuss the progress of all pupils.

We listen to our parents

No one knows a child better than their parents/carers. If a parent/carer raises concerns with the school then this will always be investigated further by the school.

We have outstanding early years provision

The initial stages of a child’s development are the most crucial. We have an early years provision that is held up as model practise within the local authority. Any child who attends Handale Primary, from the 2 year olds in our pre-nursery to the year 6 pupils in their final year has access to the same SEND provision.

We get the expertise a child needs

Where the school has concerns over a child and feels that the advice of an outside agency is required, then that advice is sought. We have access to a range of additional agencies that can help in the identification of SEND.

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