Assessing Children's Needs
Ensuring that we correctly identify, and plan for, the needs of children with SEN is a key part of helping all of our pupils to make excellent progress in school.
Class teachers take the lead role in assessing the learning needs of children in school, meeting with and talking to parents and children to build a full picture of a pupil's strengths and learning needs. If a child seems to be experiencing on-going difficulties with their learning, as well as talking to parents we might ask for guidance from other professionals, like an SEN advisory teacher or an Educational Psychologist.
We work closely with colleagues in Oxfordshire's SEN team and follow the local authority guidance on assessing special educational needs - you will find a copy of the county guidance for schools below.