13. How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/ young person will receive?

  • All children receive quality first teaching which is monitored and evaluated each term. If a child needs additional support, this will be planned to address those needs initially by the class teacher. If this is not having the required impact, discussions will be held with the Inclusion team and additional intervention support will be planned.
  • The type of support, equipment and facilities needed to support children with SEN is led by the child’s individual need. 
  • Children with an ‘Education, Health Care Plan’ will have an amount of time to be given as a minimum, to ensure that they are able to meet their targets. Their EHCP clearly lays out the type of support needed as a recommendation.
  • Equipment is provided on an individual basis.
  • Specialist equipment and resources may be loaned by specialist services such as Occupational Therapy or Inclusive Learning Services if available.
  • Other children at SEN Support will also receive intervention support linked to their needs as indicated on their Pupil Passport. This support may take various forms:

-In class support and strategies from teacher/teaching assistants

-Small group/1:1 intervention support

-Support from external agencies

-Provision of specialist resources

  • If interventions are not having the expected impact, then the Class Teacher supported by the SENCO, will adapt interventions. 
  • Pupils may also be referred directly to other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Camhs, in discussion with parents, to enable further more specialist support to be provided.