At Stanley Primary School we formally monitor the progress of all pupils 3 times a year. Class teachers/subject leaders are responsible for monitoring progress.
We use a range of assessments with all the pupils at various points e.g. EYFS profile assessments, Y1 phonics screening, end of KS1/2 assessments, non-verbal and verbal reasoning assessments in KS2.
Where progress is not sufficient, even if special educational need has not been identified, we put in place extra support to enable the pupil to catch up.
Some pupils may continue to make insufficient progress, despite high-quality teaching targeted at their areas of weakness. For these pupils, and in consultation with parents, we will use further assessment tools to determine possible reasons for the relative difficulty.
The purpose of further assessment is to understand what additional resources and different approaches are required to enable the pupil to make better progress. These will be shared with parents, put into an IEP (Individual Education Plan) and reviewed regularly, and refined / revised if necessary. At this point we will have identified that the pupil has a special educational need because the school is making special educational provision for the pupil which is additional and different to what is normally available.
If the pupil is able to makes good progress using this additional and different resource (but would not be able to maintain this good progress without it) we will continue to identify the pupil as having a special educational need.
If the pupil is able to maintain good progress without the additional and different resources he or she will not be identified with special educational needs.
We will ensure that all teachers and support staff who work with the pupil are aware of the support to be provided and the teaching approaches to be used.
Stanley Primary School, Strathmore Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8UH