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06 Early Identification and Assessment

At Greenfield, we aim to ensure that students who are thought to have a SEND need are identified and assessed as early as possible. On entry to Year 7, all students are tested on their reading, handwriting and spelling ability through a standardised test.

The results of these tests, along with their KS2 data and information gathered through the transition process (information from primary school) will determine the level of initial intervention.

In addition, students with SEND are also identified at our school by the following ways, including:

  • Information from classroom staff
  • Information from parents/carers
  • Information gathered from outside Agencies
  • Students themselves
  • Information from in-school monitoring.
  • Information from the SEND Team
  • Information from the Progress and Guidance Department


We adopt a graduated response approach to meeting a student's special educational needs and/or disabilities, which is called 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review'.

This means that we will:

  • Assess a child’s special educational needs
  • Plan the provision to meet your child’s aspirations and agreed outcomes
  • Do put the provision in place to meet those outcomes
  • Review the support and progress


As part of identifying whether a student has SEND, we can also use our school  'Early Identification Form' which also uses the Assess, Plan, Do, Review' process.

Most children and young people will have their special educational needs met in mainstream schools through good classroom practice. This is called  Quality First Teaching.

When a student is identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities, Greenfield Community College will provide interventions and support that are additional to or different from those provided as part of the school's usual differentiated curriculum. This intervention will be described as SEN Support. The level of additional intervention and support will depend on the individual students need/s. The student will be placed on the SEN Register and parents/carers will be informed.

For these students either a Pupil Profile or SEN Support Plan will be produced, this will provide details of the provision that we will make to meet a child’s special educational needs and agreed outcomes.

It is important to note that not all students referred to the SEND team will be SEN students; any support and guidance may be short, medium or long term.

 

SEND Data at the School

At Greenfield Community College, we have experience of supporting children and young people with a wide range of need from each of the four broad areas of SEND:

  • Communication and Interaction 
  • Cognition and Learning 
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties 
  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties

The school provides data on the levels and types of need to the Local Authority.  This is collected through the school census.

Number of Students by Area of Need:

 

Communication

& Interaction

Cognition & Learning

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

Sensory &/or Physical

Total

Year 7

5

20

4

4

33

Year 8

2

6

4

1

13

Year 9

4

11

12

0

27

Year 10

3

12

2

0

17

Year 11

5

5

3

1

14

Total

19

54

25

6

104