Special Educational Needs

Information Report for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

At Castle Hill Infant School there are equal opportunities for all children. We aim to provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, can develop physically, intellectually and emotionally at a pace suited to their individual need and where all children have an equal opportunity to access the curriculum in order to realise their full potential.

We encourage, in all members of our school, a code of positive behaviour, which promotes consideration, and tolerance of the needs of others. We believe that every child should feel able to make a valued contribution to school life in order that self-confidence and self-esteem can develop. This takes into consideration the Children and Families Act 2014.

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SEN Offer

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SEND Documents

Below we have listed documents which are used to review the progress of children with Special, Educational Need and Disability (SEND) at Castle Hill Infant School. All of these documents are used in a termly process of ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ with the child’s needs at the centre:

Cause for Concern: This document will be completed by the class teacher in consultation with the Parent/Carer. It is a form which is completed in the middle of a school term, if a child’s need causes concern and they are not yet receiving additional support in and out of school:

Cause for Concern Form

One Page Profile: This document is new to our policy and practice and is currently being launched. When established it will be completed, reviewed and updated by the class teacher/teaching assistant in consultation with the child, Parent/Carer and other professionals. It is a child-centered document for the child to feel ‘ownership’ of and to communicate their needs. The following as an example of a One Page Profile, but there are many different templates that the children are individually choosing from at Castle Hill Infants:

One Page Profile – Toy Story Example

Individual Education Targets (IET): This document is completed, reviewed and updated regularly by the class teacher in consultation with the Parent/Carer. This is a child’s targets document, which a child will have if they are identified as having ‘Additional Needs’ or as being on the school SEND list, known as ‘Single Category’ or ‘SEN Support’. This is the updated version of the previous ‘Individual Education Plan’ (IEP):

Individual Education Targets 

Individual Education/Behaviour Plan – for a pupil with a Statement of Special Educational Needs: This document is completed, reviewed and updated regularly by the class teacher in consultation with the Parent/Carer. This is a child’s targets document, which a child will have if they are identified as having a ‘Statement of Special Educational Needs’. A child with a Statement will eventually transfer to having an Educational Health and Care Plan and this will likely include a different document:

Individual Education Plan Form

SEND Format for Parents’ Evening: This document is completed by the class teacher in preparation for Parents/Carer Evenings. It will be started in the autumn term and added to throughout the year and includes reporting the child’s current attainment level and any other concerns or needs. It is intended to be a tool for shared consultation between home and school:

Parents’ Evening Document

SEND Parent/Teacher Consultation notes: This document is used by the SENCO in any consultation meetings with parents or teachers, when action points, such as a referral to an outside agency, have been agreed for a child:

Parent / Teacher Consultation Notes