Special Educational Needs
What systems and strategies do we have in place to identify children who have Special Educational Needs (SEND)?
Each child is allocated a key person who will get to know all about the child’s interest’s likes and dislikes and will be responsible for completing their observations and assessments.
If staff have any concerns about a child we have Pre-Individual ‘My Plan’ Discussions with the parents or carers to jointly discuss the best course of action.
The staff are very experienced practitioners with varying experience with special needs. We also consult with our Local Authority Consultant and Local Children Centre SENCO for advice, attend SENCO training and forums, and will also consult independent specialists if required.
As a small staff team we have regular discussions and progress meetings about all the children who attend our setting giving the child, family and staff a consistent approach to their Education.
Vicki Richardson (Play Leader Manager) is also the Child Protection Officer and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) for the setting and holds a CACHE Level 3 in Special Educational Needs.