How does Shakespeare infant school know if children need extra help and what do I do if I think my child has special educational need?
• “A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
(a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
(b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.” Reference: DFE-00205-2013
• The four areas of special educational need are:
Communication and interaction,
Cognition and learning
Social, emotional and mental health
Sensory and or physical
• At Shakespeare Infant School we identify children as having SEN through a variety of ways including the following:-
• Excellent liaison and open communication with nursery school or previous school before joining Shakespeare Infant School.
• Excellent liaison and open communication with outside agencies before joining and during your child’s time at Shakespeare Infant School. ( For example : medical services including health visitors, paediatric nurses and/or paediatricians, nurses, child psychiatrists, GPs, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists.)
• Careful monitoring of pupils who are performing below age expected levels
• Concerns raised by Parents
• Concerns raised by a teacher for example when behaviour or self-esteem is affecting a child’s performance
• A health diagnosis through a paediatrician