What are the different levels of SEN?
School Action – School Action provision may be implemented when there is evidence that:
- There has been little or no progress made with existing interventions.
- Additional support is required to develop literacy or numeracy skills.
- Additional support is required for emotional, behavioural or social development.
- Additional support is required for sensory or physical impairments.
- Additional support is required for communication or interaction needs.
School Action Plus – If a child is identified at School Action Plus this tends to include the involvement of specialist services. A variety of support can be offered by these services, such as advice to the school about targets and strategies, specialised assessment or some direct work with the child. The specialist services will always contribute to the planning, monitoring and reviewing of the child’s progress.
Statement - For a child who is not making adequate progress, despite a period of support at School Action Plus, and in agreement with the parents/carers/ the school may request the LA to make a statutory assessment in order to determine whether it is necessary to make a Statement of Special Educational Needs. The school is required to submit a CAF (Common Assessment Framework) form with evidence to the LA whose Assessments Panel makes a judgement about whether or not the child’s needs can continue to be met from the resources normally available to the school.
A child who has a Statement of Special Educational Needs will continue to have arrangements as for School Action Plus, and additional support that is provided using the funds made available through the Statement.