The first person to contact with any concerns about your child’s progress or needs is their class teacher. They will be able to discuss the issues with you and tell you what the school can do to help.

The schools Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENCO) may also be able to support you.

Universal Quality First Teaching And Learning

All children attending a school in England should expect to receive high quality teaching that is personalised to meet the needs of the individual child.

Quality First Teaching is a style of teaching that emphasises high quality, inclusive teaching for all pupils in a class. QFT includes differentiated learning, strategies to support SEN pupils’ learning in class, on-going formative assessment, planning and implementation of targeted support and intervention .

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What happens next?

Schools must follow a 'graduated approach', this means assessing each child as an individual and  planning the support they need to help them learn. The setting will discuss your first concerns and will keep track of them. If further support is needed this will be done by creating an SEN Support Plan and the information must be reviewed and revised to understand how your child learns and how they can be supported to make good progress. Both you and your child must be involve in this approach.

What happens next?
What happens next?

Here you can find a assess plan do review template.

What if progress is still not good?

To determine whether your child or a young person requires an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) they will need to have an Education, Health, and Care (EHC) needs assessment.

This involves a process of gathering information from the relevant people or agencies, including the views, interests and aspirations of you and your child/young person.

Our guidance contains information for educational settings, parent/carers, and young people about how to request an EHC needs assessment, as well as outlining what needs to be included with your request.

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