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How does Waterside primary school know if children need extra help?

We know if pupils need help if:

  • Concerns are raised by parents/ carers, teachers or the child
  • They are working significantly lower than age related expectations

  • Their progress has slowed over a period of time

  • The gap has widened between them and their peers

  • They may be at age related expectations but have a specific difficulty

  • Show behavioural problems with an unidentified need


How do we identify children who may need additional support

To identify children with SEND, we follow a 4 step approach to ensure that children receive the most appropriate intervention to support their individual needs. 

Step 1: If concerns are raised, children are placed on cause for concern. Class teachers will then set in class targets and children are given quality first teaching.  Parents and Carers are informed and their views and their child's views are recorded.


Step 2: If further support is needed, children are placed on Cause for concern +. Assessment will be carried out as baselines and small group interventions will take place. These are reviewed after 6 weeks. 


Step 3: If progress still is not being made, with parents permission, children will be placed on the SEN register.  Targets and interventions are planned for and are reviewed at least every 6-7 weeks. 


Step 4: If additional support is unsuccessful, children may be referred to an outside agency including but not limited to CAMHS, Educational Psychologist and SEND services.