Special Educational Needs
Supporting all our students
At Capel Primary School we regularly monitor progress. Where it is not at the expected age related point, even if a special educational need has not been identified, we put in place extra support to enable the pupil to catch up. Examples of this are additional literacy and numeracy booster groups, in-class differentiation and nurture groups. Our on site SEND team, Mrs Chivers and Mrs Haffenden, will liaise with teachers to identify students who require support, enabling us to effectively intervene to improve learning.
Some pupils may continue to make slow progress, despite high-quality teaching targeted at their areas of weakness. For these pupils and in consultation with parents, we will use a range of assessment tools to determine the cause of the learning difficulty. At Capel Primary School we are experienced in using a range of assessment tools to identify specific gaps in learning. We have access to external advisers who are able to use specialist assessments depending on need including the Specialist Teaching Service, Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist and Counselling.
The purpose of this more detailed 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 a provision plan and reviewed regularly. 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 make 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.
We 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.
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KCC have now published their SEND strategy, it can be found at