What are the different levels of SEN?
SEN Support (formally known as School Action and School Action Plus)
Where it is determined that a pupil does have SEN, parents will be formally advised of this and the decision will be added to the SEN register. The aim of formally identifying a pupil with SEN is to help the school ensure that effective provision is put in place and so remove barriers to learning.
The support provided consists of a four-part ongoing cycle:
Parents will always be invited to this early discussion to support the identification of action to improve outcomes.
Appropriate evidence-based interventions identified, recorded and implemented by the class/subject teacher with advice from the SENCO.
The class teacher remains responsible for working with the child on a day-to-day basis. They will retain responsibility even where the interventions may involve group or one-to-one teaching away from the main class teacher
Progress towards these outcomes will be tracked and reviewed termly with the parents and the pupil.
In addition, the school will involve external agencies as appropriate including health and social services, community and voluntary organisations for advice on meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and in further supporting their families. Please see our school local offer of services on our website.
For a very small percentage of pupils, whose needs are significant and complex and the SEN Support required to meet their needs cannot reasonably be provided from within the school’s own resource, a request will be made to the local authority to conduct an assessment of education, health and care needs. This may result in an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan being provided.
Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plan) (Formally known as Statement of Educational Needs)
Following Statutory Assessment, an EHC Plan will be provided by Southend Borough Council, if it is decided that the child’s needs are not being met by the support that is ordinarily available. The school and the child’s parents will be involved developing and producing the plan. Once the EHC Plan has been completed and agreed, it will be kept as part of the pupil’s formal record and reviewed at least annually by staff, parents and the pupil.