Identifying and Assessing SEND Children

How do we identify and assess children with SEND?
  • Initially, we will notice differences in behaviour, listening skills, confidence and happiness.
  • Children whose overall attainments or attainment in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have SEND.
  • Information is gathered from parents, teachers, TAs and children.
  • Ongoing observation, assessment and regular feedback about the child's achievements and experiences to form the basis for planning the next steps of the child's learning.
  • Diagnostic assessments.
  • Formal standardised tests.
  • Standard assessment tasks.
  • Advise from specialist expertise / outside agencies (e.g. educational psychologists, school nurse, speech therapists, counsellors)
  • Use of an Education, Health and Care Plan where necessary.