5. How is extra support allocated to children, and how do they progress in their learning?
Allocating Extra Support:
- The school budget is received from Derbyshire LA and includes money for supporting children with SEN.
- The Head Teacher decides on the deployment of resources for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, in consultation with the school governors on the basis of needs in the school.
- The Head Teacher, SENCO and Senior Leadership Team discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school and decide what resources and training is needed. This includes:
- The children getting extra support already
- The children needing extra support
- The children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected.
- The school identifies the needs of SEN pupils on a provision map. This identifies all support given within school and is reviewed regularly and changes made as needed, so that the needs of children are met, and resources are deployed as effectively as possible.
- Pupils' progress in most provisions are assessed via Boxall Profile assessments. These are set up at the beginning of the academic year and targets set from the weakest areas. These inform the learning focus of our social, emotional and mental health focused provisions. Boxall Profiles are reviewed and repeated each term to ensure progress is being made.
- All pupils on the SEND register have an IEP. This provides targeted, small steps and is worked on daily in class. Teachers and TAs record progress against these small steps and they are reviewed each term.
- Pupils who are working at pre-key stage are assessed in collaboration with SSSEN using the pre-key stage, small steps.